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Palm Oil and Orangutans

If you’ve been on anything social media these days – you’d have noticed hash tags like #AntiPalmOil #SaveTheOrangutans #BanPalmOil. What is with this hype and why all these negative feelings around Palm Oil?

Palm oil has a drastic affect on the environment and specifically on issues such as water pollution, greenhouse gasses and cultivation of crops taken over that actually belongs to the natives – but we’ll cover those later. We want to focus on the massive impact it has on orangutans – the [...]

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Be the Pro in PRObiotic

What are Probiotics?

The microbiome is the collective genomes of the microbes (composed of bacteria, bacteriophage, fungi, protozoa and viruses) that live inside and on the human body. Our microbiome is full of both good and bad microbiomes. When you have a balanced microbiome, the good guys are what's keeping us vibrant and healthy. However, when too many bad guys surface, the good bacteria lose their footing and can’t do their jobs properly. Probiotics are live microorgani [...]

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Canna you see the benefit?

We live in ironic times where a plant that’s been labelled criminal and dangerous is providing unrivalled relief for a variety of symptoms and conditions. Cannabis strains bring a colorful variety of medicinal effects, but when confronted with the question of how consuming marijuana could possibly be good for you, not everyone knows how to respond.

Medicinal use of marijuana has been legalized and used for many years in many countries for ailments such as:

Muscle spasms caused by multiple s [...]

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Waste-Less Challenge

Is recycling really important? With so many strict rules to abide by, how do we know what’s what and where do we start? We’ve made the start of your journey a lil easier, here are the top 7 things you should definitely recycle and why...

1. Don’t Just CAN it!
Aluminium soda and juice cans are fully recyclable. Turning recycled cans into new ones takes up to 95% less energy than it would take to make new ones.

2. Bottling it up?
Single use plastic bottles used for that grab and go water. Ma [...]

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Interval Detoxing

So by now you’ve done some detoxing which left you feeling great! Or maybe – your still in the process of detoxing, left feeling a bit “uneasy” to say the least...

Either way, its best to stay on top of it! Regular interval detoxing is a great way to keep a healthy lifestyle and flush out the toxins that we are unwillingly exposed to in this day to day life...

Are you aware that we are exposed to over 2 million substances that are known to be toxic to the human body and have 25,000 new toxi [...]

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Toxic Overload

WARNING! TOXIC OVERLOAD...

When we decide to detox, it’s usually associated with weight loss... However – there are many optimal heath reasons that may make you consider starting a detox program. Your body can become overwhelmed with toxins and begin to take strain.

Toxins may be from a complete external source such as pollution! NOT FAIR right? And then of course there’s the toxins we face on a daily basis:

Drugs and Alcohol abuse: Especially over the fes [...]

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Plant-based Protein?

The one question that everyone following a plant-based diet will most likely hear is... Where do you get your protein?

Protein is an essential part of the diet that helps to build, repair, and maintain your body's structures. Protein exists throughout the body, in everything from the muscles and organs to the bones, skin, and hair. The body does not store protein like it does other macronutrients, so this protein has to come from the diet.

While this may come a s a shock to a lot of people, [...]

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Probiotic Lentil Soup

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup dried green lentils
  • 2 tablespoons miso paste
  • 2 cups unsalted vegetable broth
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 cups green chard finely chopped
  • 1 small yellow onion, finely diced
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup green onions, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon minced ginger
  • 1 14-ounce package firm tofu, drained and cut into ½-inch cubes
  • Lemon sli [...]
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Farmers Market on Komatie 24 September

Celebrate Heritage Day with Fresh Earth!

This Heritage Day we are going all out! From 10h00 we will be having a farmers market with some awesome stands including Herbi-Vohr, C's Chilli Sauces, Goat Peters, Sidon Health, Green Life Canna Information Station and more!

We will also have a build a burger stand, kombucha corner and homemade ice-cream.

From 12h00 we will be serving our much loved braai buffet. Only R180 ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT for the super hungry or R21/100g for the lighter eaters ;-) [...]

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Make it Fun!

We know it can be a mission to drag yourself to the gym and not to mention that salad you know will not get you excited for lunchtime...

We've done some research and asked around. How do they do it? 

Your Health & Nutrition:

It's important to understand that food is nutrition that fuels your body. Therefor you have to be aware of what is good for your body and what is not. You won't throw sugar into the petrol engine of your car would [...]

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Banting Buffet 29 September

If you love real food, love lots of veggies and healthy fats and your body is loving you for cutting out sugar, then you will love our Banting Buffet.
Join us for a Vegetarian Banting Buffet on Friday 29 September 12h00.

R21 per 100g
Fresh Earth Food Store
103 Komatie Road, Emmarentia, JHB
011 464 4404

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From our cake table

Our cake table has a wide range of delicious goodness! Baked with love, using real food ingredients only.

Our options include, but are not limited to:
Carrot Cake
Chocolate Cake
Cheese Cake
Red Velvet Cake
Berry Almond Tart
Coconut Fudge
Protein Balls
Ruby Squares
Lamingtons
Chocolate Brownies

Gluten Free, Banting -, Diabetic – and Vegan friendly options are available!

If you have a special occasion, we can bake on order, just call us on 011 646 4404 or email [...]

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Hummus Bowls

Made with our homemade hummus, lined in a bowl and topped with all sorts of goodness that makes for high-nutritional, light snacking!

Quinoa Hummus Bowl: Quinoa and wild mushroom balls in a hummus bowl served with chopped tomato, onion and cucumber, dressed with tahini sauce and topped with peppadews and micro herbs. R49 (GF/ Low carb)

Falafel Hummus Bowl: Handmade falafel balls served on a bed of hummus with chopped tomato, onion and cucumber dressed with a tahini sauce and micro herbs R49 [...]

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The Kickboxing Smoothie

If you don’t refuel properly, you likely won’t make progress: You’ll continually break down muscle tissue, and not see strength gains or muscle development, and it could lead to overtraining. That’s where banana (carb), mac butter (a healthy fat that also helps cellular function and energy), and hemp protein for muscle repair come into play.

Ingredients:

1 banana (medium or large)
1 tbsp of creamy [...]

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The Weight Lift Smoothie

Some people are really ravenous after strength training, so the fiber in strawberries help fill you up. They’re also low in sugar and high in antioxidants. A bit of protein helps restore and build muscle. Half a banana helps with electrolyte balance—but watch their sugar

Ingredients:

1½ cup frozen strawberries (or fresh)
1 frozen banana
1 cup of organic greens - spinach, celery, cucumber
½ cup of [...]

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Daily Buffet

A selection of the finest vegetarian and vegan meals appropriately
dubbed the ‘Table of Abundance’, are prepared on the day to
guarantee freshness, nutritional integrity and flavour.

We buy the best raw ingredients and cook it as simple as possible. 

R21/100g
Kids under 10 eat free
Fresh Earth Food Store
103 Komatie Road, Emmarentia, JHB
011 464 4404

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Vegan Buffet 15 September

If lots of fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, and whole grains float your nutritional boat, then this buffet if for you!
Join us for a 100% Vegan Buffet on Friday 15 September from 12h00.

R21 per 100g
Fresh Earth Food Store
103 Komatie Road, Emmarentia, JHB
0116464404

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Organic Cappuccino

Creamy, yummy goodness.

Only R21

(add R5 for Rice/Soya Milk)

 

 

Review by Charmaine:

I'm definitely not a vegetarian or a hipster but this place is makes even this sworn carnivore consider the meat free way of life. Bit quite, but almost. Best organic coffee and seriously the most amazing cheesecake I have ever had.

Rating: 4 / 5

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Thorntree Farm

Thorntree Farm is a family owned and managed poultry farm, east of Pretoria, specialising in the production of good quality eggs, from happy healthy hens.

The free range hens have open access to over 240 square metres of pasture year round. They are free to roam and forage all day long. Once this area becomes exhausted it is closed off to recuperate and a new field is opened for the hens to forage.

They are fed on a premium ration, free of animal bi products, steroids, hormones and other na [...]

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Honest Artisan Chocolate

Honest Artisan Chocolate

Honest Chocolate all started from a bit of experimentation with raw cacao. Anthony made a few simple chocolates from raw cacao powder as a healthy treat for himself and friends and when they were polished off in seconds, with demands for more,
he knew he was onto something. Over the next few months he taught himself more about the art and science of chocolate making, an endeavour that eventually developed into Honest Chocolate.

Meanwhile Michael was also experimenti [...]

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Rainbow Eco Farm and Training Centre

FARMING FOR OUR FUTURE:

The Rainbow Eco Farm and Training Centre is a non-profit organisation where educators are teaching South African youth about their environment, organic gardening and wildlife. Based in the Muldersdrift area on a working horse farm, they have been teaching young people about the principles of organic and sustainable farming for the past 6 years.  The organic produce grown are then sold at Fresh Earth Food Store and the money raised, he [...]

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4 Ingredient Coconut Cake

Ingredients:

4 cups of desiccated coconut or 1 cup of coconut butter
1 cup coconut cream
4 eggs
4 rounded tablespoons raw honey

Instructions:

Preheat your oven to 175°C
Grease and line a loaf tin with baking paper over hanging the sides for easy removal. Ours measure 19cm x 9 cm.
Place the coconut into your processor and blend at high speed until it starts to form a smooth paste.
Add the remaining ingredients and gently mix to [...]

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Banana Bread

Ingredients:

1 cup coconut oil, melted plus extra for greasing
3/4 cup coconut flour
3/4 cup ground almonds
1 tsp ground cinnamon
2 tsps baking powder
Pinch of fine himalayan rock salt
5 very ripe bananas
6 organic eggs
1/4 tsp vanilla powder
4 1/2 tablespoons raw honey, plus extra for brushing

Instructions:

Preheat the oven to 160°C. Grease a 20cm x 12cm loaf tin with a little coconut oil, then line the base and sides with baking paper.
In a large bowl, comb [...]

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Paleo Chocolate Cake Recipe

Ingredients for the cake:

½ cup coconut flour
½ cup cacao powder
½ teaspoon fine himalayan rock salt
½ teaspoon baking soda
8 large eggs
½ cup coconut oil
½ cup raw honey

Instructions:

Pulse together dry ingredients in a food processor
Pulse in wet ingredients
Grease two 15-cm cake pans with coconut oil
Pour batter into prepared cake pans
Bake at 175° for 25-30 minutes
Cool and ice with a double batch of Pal [...]

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Blueberry and Chia Ice Cream

Ingredients:
450ml coconut cream
450ml coconut milk
6 egg yolks
1/3 cup honey
6 Tbsp chia seeds

Blueberry Jam:
600g frozen blueberries, thawed
2/3 cup honey
Juice of 1 lemon 

Instructions:

To make the blueberry jam, combine all the ingredients in a small saucepan, mix well and place over medium heat. Bring to the boil, then reduce the heat to low and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 35 – 40 minutes, or until the jam is thick.

Remove from the heat and s [...]

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Chia, Strawberry and Raspberry Mint Lollies

Ingredients:
2 cups fresh organic strawberries
1 cup fresh organic raspberries
2 Tbsp chia seeds
1 Tbsp fresh mint
2 Tbsp maple syrup 

Instructions:

In a blender add all of the ingredients. Pour into molds. Insert a lolly stick into each mold and freeze until firm.

Add Green Vibrance Junior to the mixture as indicated below:
2-5 years old: 1/3 of a scoop to 250ml
6/8 years: 2/3 of a scoop to 250ml
9-12 years of age:1 level scoop to 250ml

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Vanilla Bean Coconut Ice Cream

Just 5 ingredients, simple methods, and insanely creamy results! Vegan and Gluten Free!

Ingredients:

414 ml cans full fat coconut milk
1/2 cup (100 g) organic cane sugar
3 Tbsp (45 ml) melted coconut oil
optional: pinch sea salt
1 vanilla bean pod, split and scraped
2 tsp pure vanilla extract 

Instructions:

The day or night before, place your ice cream churning bowl in the freezer to properly chill. Also, add coconut milk, organic cane sugar, coconut oil [...]

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Baked Apples with Yoghurt & Granola

Ingredients:

4 Apples, cored and cut into 8 slices
3 Tbsp. Pure maple syrup
½ Tbsp. Butter, melted
½ cup Greek yoghurt
¼ tsp. Ground cinnamon
Pinch of nutmeg
½ cup Fresh Earth Banting Granola

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 200º C.
Place apples, maple syrup, and butter in a 9x13" pan. Toss until apples are well coated. Roast, stirring occasionally until apples are crisp-tender, about 20 mins.
Meanwhile, whisk together yoghurt, cinnamon and nutmeg. When appl [...]

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Tropical Chia Pudding

So simple to make! Here's how: soak chia seeds in coconut milk and then mix in Greek yoghurt. Layer it in a glass with some tropical fruit and top with coconut. Boom. Healthy breakfast, snack or dessert!

Ingredients:

6 Tbsp. Chia Seeds
1 Cup Coconut Milk
1 Cup Greek Yoghurt
1 Mango, peeled & diced
1 Cup fresh pineapple, peeled and diced
2 Cups strawberries, hulled and diced
Shredded coconut (for serving)

Instructions:

Fold the chia seeds into coconut milk [...]

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Tropical Smoothie Bowl

A Smoothie Bowl that's dairy-free, gluten-free, full of protein and fresh fruit and totally delicious. Satisfying and easy to make, too!

Ingredients:

1 Cup of frozen tropical fruit (strawberries, pineapple and mango mix)
½ of a frozen banana
3/4 Cup soft tofu
1 Tbsp. honey (to sweeten)
½ Cup Vanilla Cashew Milk (or alternatively Almond Milk)
Sliced fruit for topping (such as strawberries, kiwi, peaches and blueberries)
Sliced almonds, shredded coconut and chia seeds (for t [...]

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Fennel and Watercress Salad

Ingredients:
1/2 cup chopped dried cranberries
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 1/4 teaspoons salt
1 cup extra virgin olive oil
6 bunches watercress - rinsed, dried and trimmed
3 bulbs fennel - trimmed, cored and thinly sliced
3 small bulbs of radish, cored and chopped
1 cup pecan halves, toasted

Directions:
In a bowl, combine the cranberries, red wine vinegar, balsamic vinegar, garlic and salt. Whisk in t [...]

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Olive Oil Roasted Almonds

Ingredients:
3 cups whole raw almonds
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon sea salt, fine
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Directions:
Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celcius
In a medium bowl, toss together all ingredients until almonds are well coated.
Spread into a single layer on a large baking sheet.
Roast for 10 minutes, stir, and continue roasting for another 10 minutes.
Cool completely on baking sheet before storing in an airtight container.
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Roast Pumpkin, Peanut and Jalapeno Soup

Ingredients:
1 large pumpkin, pierced in a couple of places with a sharp knife
3 onions, unpeeled
6 cloves garlic, unpeeled
2 jalapeno chillies
1/2 cup Authentic Tractor Peanut Butter
1 – 2 cups Fresh Earth vegetable stock
Salt and pepper

Method:
Put the pumpkin on a large, solid baking tray and shove in the oven. Turn the oven to 150 degrees Celsius. Roast the pumpkin for about 45 minutes, then put the onions and garlic on the same tray. Bake for another 45 – [...]

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Tomato, White Bean and Rosemary Soup

Ingredients:
4 tbsp olive oil
2 red onions
2 tbsp fresh rosemary, chopped
2 cups Italian tinned tomatoes, chopped
2 x 400g tins butter beans, rinsed and drained
2 cups Fresh Earth vegetable stock
Salt and Pepper

Method:
Saute the onions in the oil until golden.
Add the rosemary, tomatoes and a pinch of salt and cook for 10 minutes.
Add the beans and about one cup of stock.

Simmer gently for 10 minutes, adding more stock as necessary. Taste for seasoning, then [...]

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Wasabi Pea Soup

Ingredients:
2 tbsp olive oil
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
3cm piece of fresh ginger, grated
8 spring onions, finely chopped (use some of the dark green parts, too)
1 x 400g tin cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
2 cups baby peas
3 cups 2 cups Fresh Earth vegetable stock
1 tsp wasabi paste, to taste
Salt and Pepper
Wasabi Peas for garnish (optional)

Method:Heat the oil in a large, heavy saucepan and add the garlic, ginger and spring onions. Saute for a cou [...]

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Energy of Happiness

By Dr Cornelia Botha

We all desire contentment, peace and joy in our lives. When this state of balance disappears it causes distress and many of us desperately seek help to find equilibrium again.

Depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder and other emotional disorders have been, and continue to be intensely researched in the medical community. Scientists interested in the human mind are constantly investigating and learning more about the chemicals in our brains (called neurotransmitters) that [...]

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Energy of Happiness

By Dr Cornelia Botha

We all desire contentment, peace and joy in our lives. When this state of balance disappears it causes distress and many of us desperately seek help to find equilibrium again.

Depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder and other emotional disorders have been, and continue to be intensely researched in the medical community. Scientists interested in the human mind are constantly investigating and learning more about the chemicals in our brains (called neurotransmitters) that [...]

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Immunity

By Hannah Kaye

The immune system is a complex and dynamic network of cells, membranes and organs. These entities all work together to protect us from infection and potential pathogens which include the opportunistic microbes, bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites that are all around us – in the air that we breathe, the food we eat, the surfaces we touch. When potential pathogens enter the body, the immune system springs to work, neutralising them and eliminating them.

Innate & Adaptive Imm [...]

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Introduction to Macrobiotic Eating

By Leonae Blecher

Anyone with any interest in health knows only too well that much of contemporary food is highly undesirable from a health perspective.

So where does one go? For a start, most health regimes have in common the avoidance of genetically-modified, chemically contaminated, irradiated foods, foods processed in non-traditional ways, and foods that are largely laboratory-created. That leaves us with organically or biodynamically grown whole foods, some of which are traditionally p [...]

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Iron Supplements For Infants - Are They Necessary?

With many mothers breastfeeding their babies and others using iron fortified formula, iron supplements for infants are very rarely needed. But it's important to understand the key role that iron plays in good infant nutrition and how solid feeding can affect your baby's iron levels.

IMPORTANT: The information given here is meant as a guide and does not replace professional medical advice. Always consult a doctor when you introduce new foods to your baby or when you have any concerns about h [...]

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Is your companion an omnivore or carnivore

Article used courtesy of Paul Jacobson, Pet Food Nutritionist from Vondis Holistic Pet Nutrition.

The question as to whether you consider your pet to be a wolf or domesticated dog is a very important one, and the answer will prescribe to you, the diet that you should be feeding and that which is appropriate. The consequences of inferior diet are dire and effects behavior as well as general well being, health and longevity.

So, where did the canine evolve from?

Some believe that our beloved [...]

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Is your pet food truly natural

Article used courtesy of Paul Jacobson, Pet Food Nutritionist from Vondis Holistic Pet Nutrition.

There is a growing trend world-wide towards natural and organic food for humans and animal alike. With this in mind many commercial pet food companies are jumping on the bandwagon and try align themselves with this up and coming lucrative market by making claims that their pet food is natural and holistic.

Specifically, we often find that the pet food labels claim that their food is “naturally [...]

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SAVE THE BEES

Wow! Over the weekend half a millionof us have signed to save bees. Let's get to a million for the ban -- sign now,then send this to everyone 

Dear friends,

Bees are dying off worldwide and our entire food chain is in peril. Scientists blame toxic pesticides and four European governments have already banned them. If we get the US and the EU to join the ban, other gover [...]

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Sound Nutrition – Where to start

Did you know that your body is constantly using the food you feed it to rebuild itself?

When people say that we are what we eat, they are not far off. But the delicate balance of who we are and what we eat has been lost in the hustle and bustle of day to day life. We now seem to eat mindlessly often without even feeling hungry or considering the nutritional value of what we happen to be grazing on. So for many of us the nutritional foundation that is in place for our bodies is made up of the [...]

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Step into Spring with Superfoods for weight loss and fitness

It’s SPRING and time for some spring-cleaning. Winter is behind us and it’s time to get into shape before summer. Beautiful fresh fruit and vegetables are starting to come back into season and drinking more juices & smoothies and eating more salads are the order of the day.

The key to shedding those extra kilos and building strength and fitness are essentially quite similar. Focus on eating foods that are ALKALISING, CLEANSING & ENERGISING.

One can do this easily by eating as close to natur [...]

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Stress, mood and food

Stress, mood and food
by Hannah Kaye, Nutritional Therapist

Globally, three out of five doctors visits are down to stress-related issues. That’s a scary statistic if you consider not only the financial drain on society, but also the psychological impact on families and relationships.

Although a lot of the stress we encounter is out of our control, there is much we can do to enable us to deal with it more effectively, from breathing techniques to regular exercise and importantly good nutrit [...]

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The Best Fruits & Vegetables to Make Fresh Juice

The Best Fruits & Vegetables to Make Fresh Juice

Although you can use a recipe to make a special juice, I find daily juicing easier if I just experiment and buy a mixture of different fruit and veg for juicing once a week. Here is a guide to help you find what works for you:

Citrus Fruits and oranges
Citrus are one of the most popular of the best fruits and vegetables to juice. They contain carotenoids, bioflavonoids and lots of vitamin C, which help to fight cancer. They also contain calci [...]

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An Approach To Natural Conception

The desire to conceive a child is one of the most powerful and emotionally charged instincts that form part of the human experience. While many people have no difficulty conceiving, even when indulging in the most detrimental diets and lifestyles, others are not that fortunate. Fertility issues have become more and more common in our modern society, and the incidence continues to increase. What are the norms? Research shows that approximately 50% of young, healthy couples trying to get pregna [...]

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An integrated approach to preventing and treating Alzheimer’s Disease

An integrated approach to preventing and treating Alzheimer’s Disease by Dr Cornelia Botha

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a degenerative brain disease that slowly destroys memory, intellectual skills and, eventually, the ability to carry out the simplest tasks of daily living. As AD progresses, symptoms will include confusion, irritability, aggression, mood swings, language breakdown, long-term memory loss, and general withdrawal from society and even family. AD is usually diagnosed in people o [...]

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Are Products Containing Parabens Safe For Everyday Use?

y Monica Codevilla

Are parabens harmful? On the one hand we have activists passionately educating the public to stay away from commercial products that contain parabens, resulting in fear and uncertainty amongst the more discerning of consumers. On the other hand we have regulatory bodies concluding that parabens are safe enough to be added to cosmetics (and foods) (1, 2). The result is that, finding a paraben-free product in your local shopping store is like finding a needle in a haystack. [...]

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Beat the blues

In a recent UK study, it was revealed that most people said that family made them the happiest, followed by good health, sunshine, being outdoors and friends. When asked what made you unhappiest both bad health and money worries were the biggest concern, followed by arguments, family problems and lack of sleep.

Unsurprisingly people overwhelmingly found January the most depressing month of the year but conversely found April/May the happiest – perhaps due to all those public holidays.
Nearl [...]

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Benefits of Green Vibrance During Pregnancy

The Benefits of Green Vibrance During Pregnancy

“Is Green Vibrance safe to take during pregnancy?” Green Vibrance is not only safe, but wonderful for pregnancy and lactation. After 12 years on the market, there are now many Green Vibrance children walking the earth. There are specific nutrients in Green Vibrance that provide numerous benefits concerning pregnancy.

One major advantage lies in the astragalus and bio available sources of iron in Green Vibrance, which support healthy red blood [...]

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Body Stress Release for Babies and Children

By Brent Garvie

By keeping a child's body free of body stress, it is assisted in ensuring that the growth and development are normal and healthy.

CAUSES OF BODY STRESS

If the birth process was difficult, a baby may be born with body stress, especially in the neck and lower spine.

Small children are likely to accumulate body stress as a result of frequent falls and jerks while playing, or trying to lift heavy objects.

Children may sit incorrectly, e.g. reading or studying while sitting hu [...]

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Change the world - one grocery list at a time

By Matthew Ballenden

"Nothing will benefit human health and increase chances for survival of life on Earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet." – Albert Einstein

What we choose to eat has a massive impact on addressing many of the crises the world faces today. Water and land shortages, food shortages, climate change and world poverty can all be linked to unsustainable production and consumption.

As the consumer you are still king, by virtue of having the choice about which produ [...]

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Clean & Green

The safety of beauty and household products has largely been taken for granted but as you do with food, its vitally important to also scrutinise these ingredients.

The shampoos you apply to your body and the detergents you use in your home eventually end up down the drain and into our water system. It is therefore important that these products have no negative environmental impact during manufacturing and also when released into the environment.

Natural and organic detergents are generally [...]

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Colds and flu - prevention is best cure

Once you have the flu, there are no quick fixes. That’s why prevention is the best cure. Here are a few pointers to help you keep your immune system strong and healthy:

• Make food your medicine – Eat loads of raw foods daily. Your body draws on these nutrients to balance its PH. No virus or infection can survive in an alkaline body.
• 1000mg of vitamin C daily (in ester format) – One of nature’s best disease fighters
• Say no to refined sugar – Refined sugar is not only very acidic in our [...]

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Detoxification

Dr. Cornelia Botha

Most people associate the word “detox” with that time, or several times a year, when they believe their bodies need a “spring clean”. Come spring, or after a long holiday that involved a lot of indulgence, people decide to try and correct various indiscretions by way of a “detox”. In other instances the real motivation is weight loss and a good “detox” is believed to be the way to go. The human body needs to constantly and effectively detoxify itself. When the process gets [...]

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Detoxification and Body Cleansing

Detoxification is the body's way of changing toxic compounds into less harmful substances and then removing them via the urine, faeces, sweat, or breath. Toxins are also dumped in fat cells, where they can remain for years. The liver is the main organ involved in detoxification, however all tissues detoxify harmful compounds to some extent. This article looks at why it is important to support detoxification and sensible ways to do that.

What needs detoxifying?
The average pe [...]

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Don't blame the wheat

In the past few decades it has become more and more common to discover that you, or someone close to you, has some type of wheat or gluten intolerance. Why are gluten and wheat allergies and intolerances so prevalent today?

Wheat’s humble beginnings

Wheat was one of the first plants to be cultivated by human beings over 11,000 years ago. The domestication of wheat spurred the agricultural revolution and allowed people to stop wandering in search of food and create permanent settlements. Whe [...]

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Essential Fatty Acids - The Uncomplicated Story

This is an interesting topic because it has been the nutritional buzz word for the past couple of years with an explosion of products flooding into the market. The word fat has been unjustly and justly abused over the past decades and consequently we are sitting with a nation of people who are dangerously overloaded with the wrong fats and deprived of the good fats. Very few people actually know that with the consumption of essential fatty acids one can lower the bodies load if saturated dis- [...]

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Fatigue and the Immune System

By Dr Cornelia Botha

Fatigue is a very common symptom, particular in our modern society that pushes so hard to accomplish more and it is usually not due to a serious disease. Fatigue can be a normal and important consequence of physical or mental exertion, emotional stress, inadequate nutrition or lack of sleep.

However, when fatigue is not relieved by sufficient sleep, good nutrition and a low-stress environment, it should be evaluated by a qualified practitioner, since it may be a sign of [...]

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Hay Fever Advice - A Natural Approach

Author: Katrina Wagner

The emergence of Spring, with flowers, tree blossom, green shoots and singing birds will I'm sure uplift the spirit and bring joy to all. However, for some it also brings familiar symptoms of sneezes, itchy eyes and a runny nose. Nature offers many alternatives to over the counter anti – histamines, inhaled nasal steroids, eye drops or prescribed medication.

The Nutrition Approach - Reduce the toxic load on the body by eliminating all processed foods, mucus producing [...]

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Healthy foods that make you lose weight

There are certain foods that will actively help you burn more calories and lose weight if they are included as part of a balanced diet. Crash diets can put your body out of whack and slow your metabolism down. The same thing can happen from eating a diet that does not contain sufficient nutrition. Healthy balanced nutrition combined with regular exercise balances your system, raises your metabolism and discourages the storage of calories as fat.

Start with a healthy balanced diet

Yo-yo diet [...]

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Healthy Kids Parties

By Matthew Ballenden

Little children love birthday parties, which is hardly surprising considering they can eat as many sweets, treats and 'yummy foods' as they like! But the after-effects aren't so much fun – sugar rushes, overeating and belly aches. Many parents would love to take most typical party foods off the menu to avoid the 'post-party meltdown'.

A generation ago children's parties started at around the age of three, and much of the fare was made by Mom. Today, children begin shari [...]

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Juicing: Your Key to Radiant Health

Juicing: Your Key to Radiant Health
by Dr. Mercola
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2011/11/13/benefits-of-juicing.aspx

Congratulations! You have made some great changes to your life. The last step will be to implement a juicing plan. I am firmly convinced that juicing is the final key to giving you a radiant, energetic life, and truly optimal health.

I've said this in the other levels of this nutrition plan, but it's so important I'll say it again - valuable and sensitive [...]

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Look After Yourself - Prevent Heart Disease

By Monica Codevilla

Are you looking after heart? Do you feel that there is room for improvement?
For many of us life is frenetic and time is of the essence, and for this reason simple convenience dominates over home prepared meals and me-time. But, while we are getting by, “being healthy” is de-prioritised, edging us closer to imbalance and disease. The ultimate example of this would have to be cardiovascular disease (CVD), such as heart disease and stroke, which are the world’s leading cau [...]

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Maintaining your health and wellness is pretty simple

Maintaining your health and wellness is pretty simple, really. Just replace that bag of chips with a piece of fruit and you’re home free, right? Well, not quite. If it were that simple, we’d all be slim and live to be 100!

There are many theories about what constitutes a "perfect" diet. We think a good foundation for any diet consists of a mix of fresh, minimally processed foods from all food groups, including lean proteins; carbohydrates from fresh fruits, vegetables and whole grain-based b [...]

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Managing sustained stress from a busy lifestyle

Your body is designed to protect itself and survive the most amazing things. However living under pressure and physical or emotional strain for prolonged periods of time can throw out your natural balance and make it harder to cope, even with small things. If you find yourself feeling irritable, tired, un-refreshed by sleep, have difficulty coping, keep getting sick and gaining weight you may be affected to some extent by Adrenal fatigue.

What is stress?

Stress is a specific response by the [...]

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Organic Baby Food

The Fresh Earth Food Store stocks Organic Baby Food products and delivers anywhere in South Africa. The Fresh Earth Food Store Organic Baby Foods are available online on this site – click here.

ORGANIC BABY FOOD – HOLLE ORGANIC INFANT FORMULAS:

Organic Baby Food – Holle Organic Infant Formula 1

When to start:
from the first bottle

Attributes:
This organic baby food is Suitable for use from birth on or if changing from breastfeeding. This organic baby food is also ideal for feeding in [...]

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Organic Food Shopping Online

Wondering about shopping online for organic foods and natural products? Here are seven great reasons to order online from the Fresh Earth Food Store:

We deliver to your door anywhere in South Africa... Read more.
We refund your courier delivery charges if your order is more than R2,000... Read more.
You earn EarthBucks rewards every time you shop... Read more.
You can choose to pay using either Credit Card or EFT... Read more.
If you are unhappy with your order for any reason, we make it rig [...]

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Pet food labels – clear as mud

Article used courtesy of Paul Jacobson, Pet Food Nutritionist from Vondis Holistic Pet Nutrition.

There is a growing trend world-wide towards natural and organic food for humans and animal alike. With this in mind many commercial pet food companies are jumping on the bandwagon. They try align themselves with this up and coming lucrative market by making claims that their pet food is natural and holistic.

The challenge is to understand your pet food labels and ingredients so that you can bes [...]

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Release Tension and Relieve Stress

By Marié Petrelis

Most of us know something about stress. In fact, most of us have accepted the fact that everyday stress is part of modern living. Job pressures, family arguments, finances and lack of time are just a few stressors that we face daily. In fact not all stress is bad as it can help keep us alert and sharp. It’s how our bodies cope with longer-term stress and how we react to it that is key.

Many years ago when our ancestors were faced with a life-death situation, the main hormo [...]

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Resolve to Live Consciously - by Matthew Ballenden

Need some help kicking your New Year into gear?

I'm not as big on resolutions as I am on lifestyle changes. Here are some of the ones I recommend to all of my new clients to get them off to a good start.

Eat a balanced diet - Choose vibrant carbohydrates from colourful fruits and vegetables and whole grains such as oats, brown rice, quinoa and whole wheat products. Add natural healthy fats such as nuts, seeds, avocado's and quality oils such as extra virgin olive oil and the others listed a [...]

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Sleep Deprivation

Sleep Deprivation

Sleeping is a basic human need, like eating, drinking, and breathing. Like these other needs, sleeping is a vital part of the foundation for good health and well-being throughout your lifetime.

Sleep deprivation is a condition that occurs if you don't get enough sleep. It is more common in our modern culture as every day there seems to be twice as much work and half as much time to complete it in. This results in either longer periods of being awake, or a decrease in the t [...]

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Sodium Cyclamate & Sodium Saccharin causes Cancer

Q:
Hi I learned of Sodium Saccharin and Sodium Cyclamates in a book covering the causes of cancer by a certain Dr Paavlo Airola (I am not certain about his name)who stated that these 2 chemical substances should not be consumed by humans and at that time was considered not good for human useby the FDA.

However the Dr. noted that these sweeteners are widely used because being much cheaper than sugar etc. I noted that on the front of Canderel Sweetener holders were printed the words "Do not c [...]

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Sodium Cyclamate & Sodium Saccharin causes Cancer

Q:
Hi I learned of Sodium Saccharin and Sodium Cyclamates in a book covering the causes of cancer by a certain Dr Paavlo Airola (I am not certain about his name)who stated that these 2 chemical substances should not be consumed by humans and at that time was considered not good for human useby the FDA.

However the Dr. noted that these sweeteners are widely used because being much cheaper than sugar etc. I noted that on the front of Canderel Sweetener holders were printed the words "Do not c [...]

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Sound Nutrition – Where to start

Did you know that your body is constantly using the food you feed it to rebuild itself?

When people say that we are what we eat, they are not far off. But the delicate balance of who we are and what we eat has been lost in the hustle and bustle of day to day life. We now seem to eat mindlessly often without even feeling hungry or considering the nutritional value of what we happen to be grazing on. So for many of us the nutritional foundation that is in place for our bodies is made up of the [...]

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The Dangers of MSG

by Barbara L. Minton (NaturalNews)

MSG, or Monosodium Glutamate is a salt that is chemically converted into a flavour enhancer. Research has shown that MSG, found in most popular processed foods, causes weight gain and obesity in lab animals by damaging the appetite regulation center in the area of the brain known as the hypothalamus, causing leptin resistence. Leptin is the hormone that controls how much a person feels like eating. The fullness, gratification and satisfaction that come from [...]

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The responsible pet owner is a responsible consumer

Article used courtesy of Paul Jacobson, Pet Food Nutritionist from Vondis Holistic Pet Nutrition.

What does it mean to be a responsible consumer? Whether you are purchasing for yourself, the family or your companion animals? In the case of our pets they have no say, they have no voice. They are reliant on your informed choice and thus the responsibility is that much more severe and binding.
Our modern era has become materialistic, insensitive and careless. We have steered away from good busi [...]

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Time to Detox?

Written By: Jacqueline Wildish - Nutritional Therapist
(B.A. Wits. Dip. BCNH London. MBANT. MSAANT)

The dreaded word… DETOX. Thoughts of hunger, fasting, strong-will, discomfort and deprivation come to mind. Not something you want to face after a season of hibernation. The good news is, you don't need to punish yourself to become healthy, and can detoxify in a way that will support and be kind to your body, and have a longer-term benefit. If you need a health overhaul or are suffering with [...]

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Using natural methods to combat skin conditions in pets

by Paul Jacobson

Most pets suffer from some sort of skin condition. Even veterinarians are at a loss when it comes to treating skin allergies and “hot spots” and many acknowledge the severity of this ailment. Treating with cortisone or changing to another flavour of processed food will not solve the problem.

Skin allergies and conditions can be cured. All that is required is a holistic and natural treatment approach. Follow these 5 easy steps for remarkable results in curing your pet’s skin [...]

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Vitamin Water - even its makers say it's junk juice

Vitamin Water - even its makers say it's junk juice

32g of sugars in every bottle!

(Article supplied from Absolute Organix News)

There's a court case underway in the USA against Coca Cola for its misleading advertising around Vitamin Water. The opinion piece below from Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, neatly sums up the issue of companies promoting junk under the guise of it being a health product. There's no better example, I think, than Vitamin Water, which has gained huge popularity among [...]

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Vondis Pet Nutrition

Vondis Vegan Diet for Pets - “The Healthy Natural Alternative”

Vegan Pet Diet – Recipe and Nutritional Value

In presenting any nutritious meal for human or pet, meat or vegan, there are two important considerations. The cooking method which you use to prepare your food and the other is the quality and choice of ingredients.
Vondis has always adopted scientific procedures to prepare the food and therefore, certain ingredients are left to simmer on a low heat and there are some that are inclu [...]

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We can’t afford to only treat disease, we must learn how to stay well

We can’t afford to only treat disease, we must learn how to stay well
By: Jacqueline Wildish

The body is confronted with toxins on a daily basis from the environment and from within. The sources of toxins are varied and vast. They include urban pollution such as car exhaust fumes (lead, carbon monoxide), industrial smoke, smog, and tobacco smoke. Medications and drugs are toxic. The foods we eat contain toxins ranging from chemical additives, preservatives, colourings, radiation, pesticides [...]

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What's your poison?

What’s your poison?

"Pests must be looked upon as nature's professors of agriculture: as an integral portion of any rational system of farming."
Sir Albert Howard, pioneering agriculturist, 1940

Pesticides are chemical substances used to kill or control pests. Some occur naturally but the majority used in agriculture are synthetic chemicals. Usage increased after the second world war in an attempt to increase food production. It is estimated that over 31,000 tonnes of pesticide are now use [...]

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Why Zebras Don't get Ulcers

by Hannah Kaye

"Essentially, we humans live well enough and long enough, and are smart enough, to generate all sorts of stressful events purely in our heads…if you are a zebra running for your life…your body’s physiological response mechanisms are superbly adapted for dealing with such short-term physical emergencies…When we sit around and worry about stressful things, we turn on the same physiological response…stress-related disease emerges, predominantly, out of the fact that we so often a [...]

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Coconut Quinoa Bowl

Ingredients

3 cups cooked quinoa
1 cup Greek yoghurt
1/4 teaspoon fine grain sea salt
2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
1/2 cup sliced almonds
1/2 cup shredded coconut
1-2 medium garlic cloves, peeled
6-7 large kale leaves, de-stemmed & shredded
1 lemon
1 avocado, pitted and sliced
edible flowers (optional)

Method

Warm the quinoa, if it's not already hot. In the meantime, make the remaining toppings. Start by stirring the salt into the yogurt, before dri [...]

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Roasted Vegetables with Walnuts and Gorgonzola

(Serves 4 or 6 as a side dish)

Ingredients

3 tablespoons of walnut or extra-virgin olive oil
4 large parsnips, peeled and quartered lengthways
4 large red skinned sweet potatoes, each cut into 6 wedges
4 large carrots, scrubbed and halved lengthways
2 large red onions, peeled and cut into 6 wedges
226g of peeled whole walnuts, roughly chopped
Juice of 1 lime
226g of crumbled Gorgonzola cheese

Method

Pre-heat the oven to 200°C
Add 2 tables [...]

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The Greenest Salad

Ingredients

1 medium head / 6 oz romaine or baby romaine lettuce
1 medium head of broccoli / 8 oz / TK g or equivalent broccolini, florets and stalks cut into small bite-sized pieces
1 small avocado, sliced
1/3 cup toasted pistachios
A bit of crumbled feta
Big splash of balsamic tarragon vinaigrette*

Method

Bring a large saucepan of water to a boil, salt as you would pasta water. Add the broccoli and simmer for about a minute until the broccoli is bright a [...]

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Basic Mens Supplement Plan

Important: 
This supplement plan must be followed in conjunction with a proper balanced diet. Vitamin and mineral supplements are not a replacement for food.

Recommended Supplementation: 
A good Multi-Vitamin and Mineral complex, as well as an Anti-Oxidant and some Omega Oils are recommended for better nutrition and overall well being.

Recommended Products:

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Childrens ADD Support Supplement Plan

Important: 
This supplement plan must be followed in conjunction with a proper balanced diet. Vitamin and mineral supplements are not a replacement for food.

Recommended Supplementation: 
A good Multi-Vitamin and Mineral complex, as well as an Anti-Oxidant and some Omega Oils are recommended for better nutrition and overall well being.

Recommended Products:

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Childrens Basic Supplement Plan (4 years and older)

Important: 
This supplement plan must be followed in conjunction with a proper balanced diet. Vitamin and mineral supplements are not a replacement for food.

Recommended Supplementation: 
A good Multi-Vitamin and Mineral complex, as well as an Anti-Oxidant and some Omega Oils are recommended for better nutrition and overall well being.

Recommended Products:

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Childrens Immune Support Supplement Plan

Important: 
This supplement plan must be followed in conjunction with a proper balanced diet. Vitamin and mineral supplements are not a replacement for food.

Recommended Supplementation: 
A good Multi-Vitamin and Mineral complex, as well as an Anti-Oxidant and some Omega Oils are recommended for better nutrition and overall well being.

Recommended Products:

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Digestive Support Supplement Plan

Important: 
This supplement plan must be followed in conjunction with a proper balanced diet. Vitamin and mineral supplements are not a replacement for food.

Recommended Supplementation: 
A good Multi-Vitamin and Mineral complex, as well as an Anti-Oxidant and some Omega Oils are recommended for better nutrition and overall well being.

Recommended Products:

Recommended Products:
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Pregnancy Supplement Plan

Important: 
This supplement plan must be followed in conjunction with a proper balanced diet. Vitamin and mineral supplements are not a replacement for food.

Recommended Supplementation: 
High dose pregnancy multi vitamin and mineral 
Vitamin C ester 1000mg daily 
Omega oils 
Pregnancy tissue salts 
Enzyme & Probiotic complex  

Recommended Products (select one product from each group):
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Stress Support Supplement Plan

Important: 
This supplement plan must be followed in conjunction with a proper balanced diet. Vitamin and mineral supplements are not a replacement for food.

Recommended Supplementation: 
Take the recommended products below together with your daily Mulit-Vitamin and Omega Oils, to provide additional support during times of stress.

Recommended Products:

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2009-11 & 12 - Superfoods

NOV/DEC 2009

Hi [NAME]

Picture getting a prescription from your doctor for broccoli, garlic and wheatgrass. This is the scenario that scientists are predicting, as more and more phytochemicals are found in food.

Phytochemicals are lively compounds in food that prevent disease. Indoles, found in cabbage and Brussels sprouts, have anti-cancer properties. Chlorophyll, in green plants, helps oxygenate the blood and improve energy. Allicin, in garlic and spring onions, boosts t [...]

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2010-01 - Resolve to live consciously

JANUARY 2010

Hi [NAME]

While the New Year provides an opportunity to make lifestyle changes, any time is a good time to aim for positive growth. What's nice is that simple changes can have a massive impact. Here are some ideas that don't ask a lot of you but really do deliver.

Reduce Packaging to Reduce Cost - One of the easiest ways to save money, yet still enjoy high-quality, natural food is to buy bulk. You can choose as much or as little as you need, pay for less packa [...]

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Oven Roasted Tofu

Serves 4

Soya has been given a bad rap lately but like all foods eaten in moderation from a non-genetically modified source it is a great source of vegetarian protein. I recommend that one eats only about 100g twice a week maximum. Tofu is very versatile when one knows how to use it. Tofu will take on the flavours you give it so marinating tofu for a couple of hours before cooking it often results in a tasty dish.

Slow roasting tofu makes it delightfully rich and sweet in flavour and gives [...]

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2009-02 - Fertility

FEBRUARY 2009

Hi

Infertility affects one in seven couples and is defined as failure to conceive after one year of regular unprotected intercourse. Just as it takes two to parent a child, it takes two to be infertile, so both partners need to be investigated. Please join us for our Free Talk this Thursday, by renowned homeopath Dr Danny Pillay.

 Part of preparing your body for pregnancy is creating balance internally.

This means creating a balanced lifestyle through nutrit [...]

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2009-03 - Baby’s First Food and Toddler Nutrition

MARCH 2009

Hi

Our children's development, health and happiness depend on the quality of the food we feed them.

Every child develops individually and differences in overall diet plans are completely normal.

The individual behaviour of a baby influences their energy requirements and therefore influences their desired meal servings.

Make sure you have the fundamentals of sound nutrition right and focus on these above all else:

  • Always use organic. Organic food not [...]
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2009-04 - Clean and Green

APRIL 2009

Hi [NAME]

The safety of beauty and household products has largely been taken for granted but as you do with food, its vitally important to also scrutinise these ingredients.

The shampoos you apply to your body and the detergents you use in your home eventually end up down the drain and into our water system. It is therefore important that these products have no negative environmental impact during manufacturing and also when released into the environment.

Natur [...]

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2009-05 - Boosting your Immune System

MAY 2009

Hi [NAME]

A good foundation for long-term health consists of a mix of fresh, minimally processed foods from all food groups.

This includes: plant proteins; carbohydrates from fresh fruits, vegetables and whole grain-based breads, cereals, and pastas; and heart-healthy fats such as olive oil, nuts, and avocado.

Equally important, a good diet contains delicious foods you enjoy.

Though everybody has different needs, here are some healthy choices you can easily inco [...]

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2009-06 - Your Planet Needs You

JUNE 2009

Hi [NAME]

Food is my passion and I take it very seriously. As a Nutritional Chef I cannot stress enough how the quality and length of our lives depend on the food we eat.

Lifestyle diseases are largely a result of eating an unbalanced diet and the evidence is clear that eating plants promote health. We do not need animal products and fast food, but excessive marketing and Government indoctrination over the last 100 years have led us to believe that we can’t do wi [...]

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2009-08 - Cancer and Nutrition

AUGUST 2009

Hi [NAME]

Research shows that healthy eating could prevent up to a third of all cancers. There are a number of naturally occurring phytonutrients shown to reduce cancer risk. Fruits and vegetables of every kind offer slightly different beneficial compounds.

Why are medical doctors not telling patients this and helping them to shift from a feeling of helplessness in the face of these frightening illnesses to empowerment?

Do what you can to protect your body fr [...]

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2009-10 - Coping with Stress

OCTOBER 2009

Hi [NAME]

The body converts nutrients into message-carrying chemicals that have a direct effect on our emotions.

Nutrient deficiencies can cause psychological problems in vulnerable people. When we are feeling down we often neglect ourselves, so the condition is exacerbated by poor diet. Cheer yourself up with foods rich in trytophan, selenium, B vitamins and protein.

Forgetfulness, inability to concentrate and "brain fog" can stem from many causes, almost al [...]

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2010-02 - Relax, your children will thank you forever

FEBRUARY 2010

Hi [NAME]

Our children pay close attention to our moods. When we feel upset, our kids may become anxious, and at the same token when we wind down, our children also get the chance to relax.

When you feel overwhelmed and stressed it can be hard to help your child feel balanced. To help you and your child replace stressful and anxious feelings with feelings of optimism, confidence and joy here are some ways to reduce stress:

Eat dinner together
Spend time with [...]

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2010-03 - Happy Water!

Throughout our lives, we exist mostly as water.

This connection to water applies to everyone, all over the world. So how can people live happy and healthy lives? The answer is to purify the water that makes up your body.

Water in a river remains pure because it is moving. When water becomes trapped, it dies. Therefore, water must constantly be circulated. The water - or blood - in the bodies of the sick is usually stagnant. When blood stops flowing, the body starts to decay [...]

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Mental Health

Losing your mind as you get older is a myth. You can stay mentally alert with the right nutrition.

If your memory isn't as good as it used to be, your concentration is fading and your mind is not so sharp, you may be another victim of a widespread epidemic of brain drain.

At best, you may be failing to reach your full potential for mental health. At worst you may be one of 4 million people now thought to be suffering from age related memory decline – reduced cognitive function and an increa [...]

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Oven Baked Kale Chips

Total Time: 30 min

I love kale chips, at first the idea seems weird but after you taste them you can’t stop eating them. Make sure you make enough because at first glance one bunch of kale looks huge but after baking it more than halves in size.

Ingredients

• one bunch of fresh kale,
• Kalahari salt
• Fresh cracked black pepper
• Olive oil

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees.
2. Wash kale. Remove tough inner stems from kale leaves.
3. Tear the kale [...]

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Fruit Smoothie Recipe

Breakfast is a great opportunity to put the nutrition into your body to get you through the day. It is gentle on your waking digestive system and can help in balancing your sugar levels for the day.

Ingredients

140g Mixed frozen fruit (use any combination you enjoy)
1 tbsp Mixed ground nuts
60ml Vanilla yoghurt
1 tsp Honey
1 tbsp Soya milk or rice milk powder
160ml Fruit juice of your choice

Method

Blend all the ingredients until you have a smooth drink. [...]

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Quinoa Butternut Salad Recipe

Ingredients

150g Mixed lettuce
240g Quinoa
500ml Veg stock
5g Sage
Sea salt
60ml Olive oil
100g Pomegranates
80g Goats milk feta
400g Butternut

Method

• Preheat the oven at 220 degrees
• Simmer the Quinoa in the stock for 15 minutes or until the Quinoa is soft.
• In the mean time cube up the butternut making sure they are all the same size. Add to a mixing bowl and coat with olive oil, salt and sage. Add to a baking tray. Bake at 220 degrees unti [...]

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Roast Butternut Salad Recipe

How to make the roast butternut

1kg Butternut diced into 3cm block
15g Sage
10g Himalayan rock Salt
10g Olive oil

Method for making the butternut

Add all ingredients to baking tray mix up and bake.
Bake at 160 degrees for
Make sure the butternut is still firm but with nice colouring.

Salad ingredients

50g Mixed baby lettuce washed and dry
8g Rocket washed and dry
25g Mixed sprouts mustard seed sprout, sunflower sprout [...]

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Summer Fruit Salad with Goji and Nuts

Ingredients

A selection of seasonal fruit, I used:

Guavas
Apples
Pineapples
Banana
Sweet melon

Nuts, seeds and Goji berries:

Ground organic flax seed
Organic pumpkin seed
Organic almonds
Goji berrie

Mango or orange juice

Method

1. Dice the seasonal fruit into the bowl; remember to cut all the fruit the same size it helps keep the presentation consistent.
2. Add the fruit to a bowl then pour over the juice
3. Sprinkle the nuts, ground flax seed and the [...]

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Tofu Cashew Curry Recipe

Feeds about 15 people

Ingredients

1.5 large onions finely chopped
2 tbsp. crushed garlic
20ml Cumin powder
6ml Cinnamon powder
15ml Turmeric
5 cm Ginger peeled and finely chopped
2 kg Butternut cubed
600g Cubed spicy tofu (see spicy tofu recipe)
2 x 400ml Coconut milk
1lt Vegetable stock
400g Cashew nuts
Handfull fresh coriander

Method

1. Fry the onion in a little oil in a large pot on medium heat. Add the garlic and
spices and stir for 1 minute.
2. Add t [...]

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Tofu Sauté Recipe

Ingredients

60ml Olive Oil
2 packs Tofu, cut into large cubes
1 tbsp Fresh Earth Veg Stock Powder
60ml Soy or Tamari Sauce

Method

Open and towel dry the tofu blocks
Dice into large cubes
Heat the oil in a large pan and add the tofu cubes
Sauté until the cubes are sealed with a little colour
Add the veg stock powder and sauté for a further 1 minute
Add the soya sauce a sauté for a further minute.

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Bananacado Smoothie Recipe

Bananas and avocados are excellent brain boosters and mood lifters. A great source of vitamin B6, bananas reduce fatigue and premenstrual symptoms. Avocados provide healthy fats, which raise serotonin levels and keep you happy.

This is a great breakfast shake with which to start your busy day.

Ingredients

1 large organic banana (frozen)
½ large ripe organic avocado
½ a lemon, juiced
1 tsp fructose (this may vary for sweetness)
1 cup soya milk (you can use the real stuf [...]

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Blueberry Chia Seed Pudding

Ingredients

1/2 cup chia seed gel*
1/2 cup frozen mixed berries
2 teaspoons lucuma powder
1 teaspoon maca powder (optional)
Stevia powder to taste (stevia is very strong so add miniscule amounts at a time)

Method

Mix all ingredients in a blender until smooth.

*5 tablespoons chia seed mixed with 2 cups water. Let sit for at least 30 minutes to 1 hour.

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Brown Rice Salad With Fresh Herbs

Serves 6

Crisp carrots, cucumbers, radishes and celery combine with fresh basil, mint and parsley in this honey-Dijon dressed rice salad. Served chilled or at room temperature, this versatile dish is perfect for al fresco dining alongside your choice of protein.

Ingredients

2 1/2 cups cooked long-grained brown rice
1/2 cup chopped carrots
1/2 cup chopped seedless cucumber
1/2 cup sliced radishes
1/2 cup chopped celery
1/2 cup chopped red onion
1 cup fresh or frozen [...]

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Cape Malay Potato and Cauliflower Curry Recipe

Ingredients

12 Medium Potatoes Large cubes
2 Large Cauliflower heads
3 Onion Diced
3 tbsp Crushed ginger
4.5 tbsp Crushed garlic
12 tbsp Sunflower oil
42 Curry leaves
9 tbsp Tomato paste Mixed into 3 cups of water
9 tbsp Cape Malay spice
6 Bay leave
3 tsp Salt
3 Can coconut milk
Tamarind tea

Method

• Heat oil
• Sauté onion until soft.
• Add ginger, garlic, and curry leaves and sauté for a few minutes until onions are slightly brown.
• Add Ma [...]

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Carrot Salad with Smooth Almond butter dressing

Ingredients

2 large carrots, peeled and sliced into julienne
1 Organic red pepper, thinly sliced
1/4 cup minced fresh organic coriander
1/2 cup raisins
1/4 cup creamy Fresh Earth almond butter
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
1 1/2 tablespoon tamari
1 teaspoon agave nectar
pinch of red pepper flakes

Method

Add red pepper, coriander and raisins.
In a medium bowl, whisk together almond butter, lime juice, tamari, agave and pepper flakes.
Add dressing to carro [...]

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Carrot, Avocado and Fresh Basil Soup Recipe

Ingredients

1 Lt Carrot juice
80g milled Almonds
10 leaves of fresh Basil
1-2 Avocados
Black Pepper and Sea Salt

Method

Juice your Carrots.
Mill your nuts.
Add all the ingredients to the blender.
Add the avocado a little at a time to thicken the soup.
Add black pepper and salt to taste.

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Cherry Sorbet

Ingredients

900g cherries, stones and stalks removed
1 cup water
2/3 cup sugar
1 tsp fresh lemon juice

Method

In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine the cherries with the water, sugar, and lemon juice, and cook until the cherries are very soft and cooked through, about 10-15 minutes. Remove from heat and let it cool to room temperature, then refrigerate to chill thoroughly.
Puree the cherries and their liquid and put the mixture through a fine siev [...]

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Chilled Beetroot Soup Recipe

Ingredients

• 1 kg beetroot
• 1 big onion
• 1 big carrot
• ¼ small cabbage
• 1 stick celery
• 1 big apple
• 1 big and ripe tomato
• 1lt water
• 1t-spoon veg stock powder
• 5ml black pepper
• 5ml paprika
• 1t spoon apple cider vinegar
• 10ml fructose
• 2 bayleaf
• 60ml olive oil
• Steel bowl
• Stick blender

Method

• Place steel bowl in freezer (this will make sense – i promise!)
• Cube onion – set aside
• Peel and cut carrot into thin slices – add to bowl
• [...]

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Chocolate Almond Dipped Figs

Makes 2 dozen

This recipe was inspired by a combination of healthy eating and decadent flavours. For the best results, reshape the dried figs a bit with your hands to bring back their natural teardrop shape before dipping them in chocolate.

Ingredients

1 1/4 cups 70% dark chocolate chips
2/3 cup chopped organic raw almonds
24 plump unpreserved dried figs

Method

Line a large sheet tray with parchment paper and transfer almonds to a wide, shallow dish; s [...]

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Chocolate Almond Smoothie Recipe

Serves 1

Ingredients

85g frozen banana
2 tablespoons organic vanilla yogurt (you can use soy yoghurt instead of the dairy yoghurt)
3/4 cup rice milk or almond milk (if it’s too thick, add more)
2 tablespoons almond butter
1 tablespoon raw organic cacao powder
1 teaspoon cacao nibs
1 tablespoon finely ground flax seed
1 tablespoon agave syrup

Method

Combine all of the ingredients in a blender and blend at top speed for about 1 minute or until smooth. [...]

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Chocolate truffels Recipe

Ingredients

1 ½ cup raisins
2 cups cashew nuts
1 cup dates
2 cups chocolate chunks

Method

• Place all the ingredients except the carob into the magimix and blend until well mixed.
• Melt the chocolate either in the microwave or a double boiler.
• Form the fruit mix into balls and using a tablespoon dip them into the carob.
• Wrap a tray in cling film and place each ball onto the cling form.
• Put the tray into the fridge for ten minutes.

[...]
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Coconut Almond Chia Seed Pudding

Ingredients

2 Cups Almond milk
1/2 Cup Chia Seeds
1/4 Cup Organic Shredded Coconut
1/4 Cup Flaked Almonds
4 tsps. Coconut Blossom Sugar
2 tbsp. Raw Honey

Method

In a medium bowl, stir together the almond milk and chia seeds. Add coconut flakes and flaked almonds and stir well until combined. Cover with plastic wrap and chill in your refrigerator for at least 2 hours. Before serving, stir the pudding again. Divide between bowls and top each with a 1 teaspoo [...]

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Coconut and Tofu Stir Fry

Ingredients

1 table spoon olive oil
2 cloves garlic crushed
1 fresh chilli, finely chopped
60g curry paste
120g king oyster mushrooms
200g runner beans, sliced at a slant
Juice of 1 lime
4 dried lime leaves
2 cups veggie stock
50g cashews, roasted and ground
150g tofu, cubed
200ml coconut milk

Method

Heat the olive oil, garlic, chilli, ginger and curry paste gently until fragrant in a saucepan over a medium to low heat.
Add the remaining ingredients exce [...]

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Coconut Rice Pudding

Ingredients

250g pudding rice, well rinsed
400ml milk or Almond Milk
400ml coconut milk
100g raw sugar or Coconut blossom sugar
A handful of Organic coconut flakes
Passion fruit to serve

Method

Preheat the oven to 220 degrees Celsius
Add the rice to a pan with enough water to cover by abut 2cm.
Bring to the boil. Then reduce to a simmer until almost all the water has been absorbed. Stir in the milk and coconut milk and simmer for another 15 minutes, or un [...]

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Cranberry Walnut and Chia Seed Spinach Salad With Lemon Balsamic

Ingredients

2 Cups of Organic Baby Spinach – washed and drained
1/4 Cup Walnut Pieces
1/4 Cup Dried Cranberries
1 tbsp Chia Seeds
1/4 tsp Black Pepper
1/2 tsp Nutritional Yeast
1 tbsp Lemon Olive Oil
1 tbsp Balsamic Vinegar

Method

In a medium sized bowl with a lid, add spinach, walnuts, cranberries, chia seeds, pepper, and nutritional yeast. Close the lid tightly and shake until the ingredients are mixed.
Transfer onto a large salad plate and drizzle on [...]

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Cream of Baby Marrow Soup Recipe

Serves 2

Ingredients

½ cup water
1 baby marrow, chopped in to small pieces (about 1 cup)
1 stalk celery, chopped
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon brown rice miso
½ teaspoon garlic, crushed
¼ teaspoon Himalayan rock salt
Dash cayenne pepper
1 tablespoon olive oil
½ avocado, cut into chunks
1 tablespoon fresh minced dill

Method

Place all of the ingredients except the olive oil, avocado and dill in a blender. Blend until smooth.
Add the olive oil and avo [...]

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Curried Cream of Broccoli Soup

Ingredients

680g broccoli
4 leeks (trimmed and cleaned)
1 onion (large)
3 shallots (medium)
1/4 apple (medium and diced)
2 Tbsp coconut oil
1L organic vegetarian chicken stock
1Tbsp curry powder
1cup coconut milk
kalahari rock salt
freshly ground black pepper

Method

Trim and chop the broccoli
Chop up the leeks, the white ends only, into fine slices
Roughly chop the onions and shallots
Dice up the apple
Melt the coconut oil over a medium he [...]

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Dark Chocolate and Pistachio Bark

This salty-sweet combo gives you a double shot of antioxidants, and research had found that pistachios may help lower LDL ("bad") cholesterol.

Ingredients

1 1/2 cups 70% Organic dark chocolate chips
1/2 cup shelled pistachios, roughly chopped
Pinch of salt

Method

Melt chocolate in a double boiler. Stir in Pistachios and salt.
Pour onto a parchment-lined baking sheet and spread to 1cm thickness. Refrigerate for 20minutes [...]

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Falafel Burger Recipe

Ingredients

· 400g can chickpeas , rinsed and drained
· Garlic clove, chopped
· handful of flat-leaf parsley or curly parsley
· 1 tsp ground cumin
· 1 tsp ground coriander
· 1⁄2 tsp harissa paste or chilli powder
· 2 tbsp plain flour
· 2 tbsp sunflower oil
· toasted pitta bread
· 200g tub tomato salsa , to serve
· green salad , to serve
· 1 small red onion, roughly chopped

Method

1. Pat the chickpeas dry with kitchen paper. Tip into a food proce [...]

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Fresh Earth Detox Salad Recipe

Ingredients

350g Organic red cabbage, shredded
3 Organic carrots, coarsely grated
20g Fresh Organic parsley, roughly chopped
2 Granny smith apples, quartered, cored and sliced
Handful of Organic radishes
3 tbsp. toasted pine nuts
1 tbsp. pumpkin seeds
2 tbsp. each sunflower seeds and linseeds

FOR THE DRESSING

2 tsp. grated root ginger
1 tsp. clear honey or Agave Nectar (Vegan)
2 tbsp. lemon juice
4 tbsp. light olive oil

Method

1. Prepare all th [...]

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Fruit Skewers

This recipe can be adjusted to suit your own flavours. Choose seasonal fruit and always buy local fruit and vegetables

Ingredients

1 Peach - washed and diced into large squares
1 Apple also washed and diced
2 Strawberries
Some dried mango
Some prunes
lemon juice
wooden skewers

Method

Chop and wash all the fruit
Squeeze a little lemon juice over the apple to stop it from browning
Skewer the fruit in any order with a piece of dried fruit between each piece [...]

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Fruity Summer Salad Recipe

Ingredients

1/3 spanspek, halved, deseeded, peeled and cut into cubes
1 nectarine, stoned and cut into wedges 400g watermelon, peeled and cut into cubes
100g Blueberries
Seeds from 1 pomegranate
125g mixed baby plum tomatoes
100g cucumber, finely sliced
4 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp white wine vinegar
2 tbsp chopped fresh flat leaf parsley
1 tsp Dijon mustard

Method

Mix together both the melons, nectarine, pomegranate seeds, blueberries and tomatoes.
Place in a [...]

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Gluten Free Chocolate and Beetroot Squares

Ingredients

200g butter
200g 70% dark chocolate, broken into pieces
4 Organic eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
180g Coconut blossom sugar
150g almond flour
220g beetroot, cooked and puréed
Cocoa powder and flaked almonds for dusting

Method

1. Preheat the oven to 180 °C.
2. Place the butter and chocolate into a glass bowl over a saucepan of simmering water and leave to melt gently.
3. Beat together the eggs, vanilla and blossom [...]

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Good Mood Juice

To maintain emotional balance and good mood, enjoy this complex mixture of berries with wheat germ and soya milk. Together, the ingredients provide a wide spread of good mood nutrients that will also help build strong bones and boost your natural immunity.

Ingredients

100g Blue berries
50g Strawberries
50g Cranberries
1tbsp Wheat germ (B vitamins from the wheat germ)
1tsp Flax seed oil (Essential fatty acids from the flax oil)
1small banana
300mlsoya milk (phytoestrogens fr [...]

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Gooseberry Walnut Salad with Camembert

Serves 4

Ingredients

4 teaspoons red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon raspberry fruit jam
1/2 shallot, minced
1/4 teaspoon fine Himalayan rock salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 tablespoon walnut oil
6 lightly packed cups of mixed lettuce, torn into bite size pieces
1 cup fresh gooseberries
1/3 cup walnuts, halved, toasted and coarsely chopped
1/2 wheel camembert cheese

Method

In a large bowl, whisk together the vinegar, jam, shallot, salt, [...]

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Green Tea and Tamarind-Marinated Tofu with Vegetables

Ingredients

2 tablespoons prepared tamarind sauce
1 tablespoon finely chopped ginger
1 tablespoon jasmine green tea leaves
1 tablespoon rice vinegar
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
1 (14-ounce) package firm tofu, drained and patted dry, cut into 1-inch chunks
2 tablespoons canola or peanut oil
Tamari, to taste
2 packed cups broccoli florets
1/2 cup chopped fresh mushrooms
1 medium red bell pepper, cored, seeded, and chopped
1/2 large red onion, sliced
1 tablespoon toasted ses [...]

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Greens with Carrots, Goats Feta Cheese and Pearl Barley

Serves 4

Dark leafy greens are the most nutrient-dense foods. They contain more beneficial micronutrients per calorie than any other food, providing incredible amount of nutrition, and in this case they're ready, and very tasty, in less than 15 minutes. Serve with lemon wedges for even more flavour.

Ingredients

2 carrots, shredded
2 bunches dark leafy greens (kale, collard greens or Swiss chard), tough stems removed, leaves very thinly sliced
1/2 red onion, finely choppe [...]

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Grilled Asparagus Fennel and Zucchini Salad

Ingredients

195g zucchinis
260g baby asparagus
120g fennel bulbs cut into wedges
100g mixed baby salad leaves
40g shoyo sauce
35g roasted sunflower seeds
20g sunflower sprouts

Dressing

8ml macadamia nut oil
6ml balsamic vinegar
6g clove garlic
2g Himalayan rock salt

Method

Use a vegetable peeler to shave the zucchini into long strips.
Brush all the veggies with macadamia nut oil.
Firstly use the asparagus and fennel and cook on a hot [...]

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Grilled Haloumi and Avocado Wrap Recipe

Makes: 1 Wrap

Ingredients

100g Haloumi Cheese
1 Whole-wheat wrap or roti
60g Hummus
40g Sliced avocado
45g Mixed lettuce shredded
80g Mixed diced tomatoes onion and cucumber
5g Spelt flour
10ml Fresh herb dressing

Method

Roll the Haloumi cheese in spelt flour
Grill the Haloumi cheese in lemon oil until brown squeeze a dash of lemon juice over the cheese.
Warm up the wrap (optional)
Spread the hummus on the open wrap evenly
Add salad mix (shredd [...]

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Honeyed Grapefruit Yogurt With Popped Amaranth

Ingredients

1/2 Cup Coconut Flakes
1 Cup Plain Organic Yoghurt
1/4 Cup Amaranth
4 Tsps Raw Honey
2 Large Grapefruits - segmented

Method

Preheat the oven to 180°F and toast the coconut until golden brown and fragrant, about 5-7 minutes.
To toast the amaranth, pour the dry grains (don't rinse) into a dry pan. Use a taller pan than you think you need as they have a real tendency to jump as they pop. Set the pan over medium-high heat until they gently pop, [...]

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Japanese Miso Soup Recipe with Rice Balls

Ingredients

1.2lt Fresh veg stock
100g Carrots Cut in julienne
100g Mange tout
100g Baby corn Cut down the middle
100g Spring onion
Fresh ginger Grated
1 tsp Soya sauce
1 tsp Miso paste
Hijiki Soaked
Tabasco sauce
Fresh coriander

Method

• Pour the stock into the pan and simmer, add the carrots and simmer for a further two minutes.
• Add the corn, Mange tout, spring onion and ginger and simmer for ten minutes
• Remove from heat and stir in the s [...]

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Lamb Korma Curry Recipe

Ingredients

800g Lamb chunks Defrosted soya meat
2 Medium onion Chopped finely
10ml Garlic Chopped finely
100g Cashew nuts Finely chopped in the magi-mix
2cm Fresh Ginger Grated
1 Red Chili Seeded and chopped
1 tsp Garam masala
350ml Double thick yoghurt Or coconut milk or cream and yoghurt
2 tbsp Ghee
1 tsp Cardamom seed Gently crushed
1 tsp Fennel Seed
2 Cinnamon sticks
1 tsp Turmeric
+/- 100ml Veg stock liquid Use until consistency is correct
Salt
Pepper
T [...]

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Lentil and Carrot Soup Recipe

Ingredients

2 ½ Cup dried lentils
10 cups of homemade veg stock
1 Onion
2 Stalks celery, cut into one-inch chunks
4 medium sized carrots cut into chunks
2 tsp salt
1 tsp basil
1 tsp oregano
3 tbsp soy sauce
4 tbsp Tomato past
1 tbsp turmeric
Black pepper

Method

• Rinse the lentils and cook for 20 –30 minutes.
• Halve the diced onions into two groups
• Sauté the one half of onions in the olive oil
• When the onions are translucent add the lent [...]

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Lentil and Quinoa salad with Mozambiquen Cashew Nuts

Serves 4 to 6

Ingredients

1 cup Organic Quinoa
1/2 cup Organic Sprouted Green Lentils
2 tablespoons Bragg Liquid Aminos
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1 shallot, minced
2 cups baby rocket
1 fennel bulb, trimmed and sliced as thinly as possible
1/2 cup diced roasted red bell pepper
1/4 cup toasted cashews
1 lemon, cut into wedges

Method

Cook quinoa and lentils separately according to package instructions.
Drain lentil [...]

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Lentil Curry Recipe with Coconut and Lime

Ingredients

750g Green/brown lentils
750ml Coconut milk
100ml Lime/lemon juice
1 tbsp Lime rind Grate the skin for zest
4 Onions large Cut into boats
6 Red chilies Finely chopped and de-seeded
4 tbsp Chopped garlic
3 x 2.5cm Ginger root Peel and grate
15 Cardamom pods Crushed
10 tsp Cumin seeds
10 tsp Fennel seeds
Sunflower oil
10 tsp Turmeric
3 tsp Sea salt
1.5lt Veg stock liquid
8 tsp Fenugreek powder

Method

• Cook the lentils until soft b [...]

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Low Carb Classic Stir-Fry

Ingredients

2 tbsp. tamari
1 tbsp. mirin
1 tsp corn flour
1 tsp coconut oil
100g firm smoked tofu, cut into cubes
25g red onion, sliced
1 small hot chili, seeded and finely chopped
Pinch of coconut blossom sugar
300g mixed stir-fry veg (use your favourite veg)
Squeeze of fresh lime juice

Method

1. In a small bowl mix together the tamari, mirin and corn flour and set aside
2. Heat a large wok or frying pan over a high heat.
3. Add the coconut oil, tofu, oni [...]

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Mexican Sweet Potato Soup

Ingredients

1 tbsp. Coconut oil
1 onion diced
1tbsp vegetable stock
1 red chilli seeded and finely chopped
750g sweet potatoes peeled and chopped
Crème fraiche
Fresh coriander

Method

1. Heat the coconut oil in a large saucepan and fry the onions and chili until soft. This takes about five minutes.
2. Dissolve the stock into 1.3 litre boiled water and add to the pan with the onions.
3. Add the sweet potato and bring to boil, the nsimmer, covered, until the [...]

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Mixed Green Salad with Pears Recipe

Ingredients

1/2 cup hazelnuts
½ Cup Fresh Earth Gluten Free herb croutons
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon organic apple cider vinegar
1/4 teaspoon Kalahari rock salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
250g mixed baby greens
2 Bartlett pears, cored and cut into thin wedges
1/2 cup crumbled herbed vegan cheese

Method

Preheat oven to 375°F. Spread hazelnuts on a rimmed baking sheet and toast un [...]

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Moroccan Chickpea and Quinoa Salad Recipe

Ingredients for the Dressing

2 tbsp Lemon juice
2 tbsp Brown Sugar
½ tsp Paprika
¼ tsp Ground Cumin
¼ tsp Cinnamon
¼ tsp Salt
Cayenne Pepper
Olive Oil
Fresh Parsley, chopped

Method for Dressing

• In a mixing bowl combine the lemon juice, sugar, paprika, cumin, cinnamon, salt and cayenne pepper and stir until the sugar and salt have dissolved.
• Add the olive oil and some fresh parsley.

Ingredients for the Salad

Chick Peas
Cousc [...]

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Moroccan Vegetable Curry Recipe

Ingredients

4 Onions (chopped into wedges)
8 Large Carrots (cut into rounds)
12 Baby Marrow (cut into rounds)
4 Small Butternuts (chopped)
5 Egg plants (cut into rounds)
4tbsp Chopped garlic
1tsp Chili powder
2 tsp Cinnamon
8tsp Ground cumin
8tsp Ground coriander
4tsp Ground ginger
4 tsp Turmeric
1 cup Olive Oil
1.7 lt Crushed tomato (blend to make it smooth)
2 cups Vegetable stock
2tbsp Fresh Coriander
250g Cooked chickpeas
30g Fresh Earth Moroccan spice
200g Toasted Cashew [...]

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Moroccan Vegetable Wrap Recipe

Ingredients

170g Mixed sliced veggies (make your favourite mix or slice carrots, red pepper, white cabbage, bean sprouts, button mushrooms and spring onions)
20g Roasted cashew nuts
30g Cooked chickpeas (from a can is Fine)
80ml Coconut Milk
5g Fresh garlic
90g Cooked short grain brown rice or any rice you prefer.
30ml Soya sauce
10g Moroccan spice mix (1tsp paprika, Pinch of salt, ¼ tsp brown sugar, grind of black pepper, pinch of ginger powder ground cardamom, cumin [...]

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Orange Yogurt Sundae Recipe

Ingredients

4 tbsp yogurt
zest of ½ orange grated
2 oranges sliced
1 banana sliced
1 tbsp berries 
¼ tsp cinnamon

Method

Mix together the yogurt and the zest of the orange and chill for an hour. In a separate bowl, mix together the fruit and cinnamon and chill further. Divide the fruit salad into bowls and spoon the yogurt over. Serve immediately.

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Paw Paw Salad Recipe

Ingredients

Fresh coriander
Fresh mint
Soy sauce
Lemon juice
Red pepper
Honey
Ground black pepper
Spring onions
Paw-paw

Method

• Place the herbs, soy sauce, lemon juice, honey, seasoning, spring onion and paw paw into a large bowl and mix together
• Transfer salad into serving bowl and serve.

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Polenta and Blue Cheese Salad Recipe

Ingredients

2 cups water
1/2 cup polenta
50g almonds, toasted, for serving
140g micro greens and baby leaves
150g blue cheese, cut into slivers for serving.
Olive oil for drizzling
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper.

Method

In a saucepan over a high heat, bring the water to the boil. Add the polenta and whisk until thick and smooth. Pour onto a baking tray and leave to set. Once cool, place under a hot grill until golden. Slice into chunks and toss [...]

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Quick And Cool Gazpacho Soup Recipe

(Makes 4 portions)

Ingredients

• 5 ripe medium tomatoes
• 1 red/yellow pepper
• 1 small onion red
• ½ English cucumber
• ½ cup water
• 2 cloves garlic
• ¼ cup olive oil
• Small bunch basil
• Small bunch coriander
• Smaller bunch rocket
• 7.5ml salt
• 2.5ml black pepper

Method

• Core tomatoes and cut up roughly – add to processor
• Deseed peppers –add to processor
• Peel cucumber – add to processor
• Cut red pepper roughly – add to processor
• Add [...]

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Quick Tofu Salad Recipe

Ingredients

1 block tofu
1 small English cucumber
3Tbl spoon olive oil
1/2 red onion
2 tsp salt
1 lemon
1 stick celery
10g fresh rocket
10g fresh basil
1 sprig fresh mint
Salad greens

Method

Cube tofu into small feta cubs size pieces and add to mixing bowl.
Peel and fine grate cucumber and add to mixing bowl.
Cut red onion finely and add to mixing bowl, with squeezed lemon juice, olive oil and salt.
Gently mix the ingredients together helping the tofu [...]

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Quinoa and Fig Salad Recipe

Ingredients

150g Quinoa, rinsed and cooked
8 Turkish figs, sliced
8 Radish, sliced
1 Cucumber, cut into quarters and deseeded before slicing
1 Small Onion, diced
8 Croutons
10 Baby Tomato, sliced in half
4 Medium Carrots, sliced
Handful of Sprouts

Method

Cook the quinoa until cooked but still firm in a fresh veg stock
Add everything to the mixing bowl and gently combine
Add Fresh Earth herb dressing

Fresh Earth herb dressing

Mix all th [...]

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Red Pepper, Feta and Hummus Soup

Ingredients

300g Fresh Earth Hummus
450g Roasted red peppers
Small Handful fresh coriander
½ tsp Smoked paprika
200g Feta cheese

Method

Roast 4 red peppers in the oven for 50 minutes.
Combine the hummus with twice the volume (600ml) of hot water in a large sauce pan.
Chop and seed the red peppers and add to the pan along with their juices.
Add most of the coriander, reserving some for garnish. Stir well and add salt.
Bring to the boil, partly cover t [...]

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Roast Butternut, Couscous and Veg Salad

Ingredients

250g Couscous
800g Butternut diced
50g Pecans
40g Spring onions, chopped
200g Feta
350g Baby tomato, cut in half
180g Cucumber sliced
Herb dressing
Olive oil
Black Pepper
Salt
Water

Method

To make the couscous

Boil the water 
Place the couscous in a mixing bowl 
Add the hot water in small amounts and stir with a fork breaking up any clumps 
Keep adding the water in small spurts until the couscous is cooked and soft 
Be careful not t [...]

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Roast Vegetable Basil Pesto Noodle Salad

Ingredients

200g Aubergine cut into strips
180g Baby marrow cut into strips
500g Spiral noodles cooked
20g Parmesan cheese
200g Basil pesto
150g Red pepper cut into strips
150g Yellow pepper cut into strips
150g Green pepper cut into strips
Fresh Basil for garnish
60 ml Lemon juice
15ml Olive oil

Method

Put all the cut veggies into a roasting pan season and then roast at 180°C until slightly coloured.
Meanwhile cook your noodles and set aside.
[...]

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Roasted Vegetable Salad Recipe

Ingredients

Carrots
Baby marrows
Green & Red peppers
Mushrooms
Green beans
Veg stock powder
Pesto
Fresh herbs
Olive oil

Method

• Chop all the veg in the same shape
• Wash well.
• Coat with veg stock powder or simply salt and black pepper / fresh herbs
• Bake at 180 for 10 – 20 minutes. The oven must be hot.
• You want the veg to be crispy on the outside and soft to firm on the inside.
• Turn fresh pesto into the warm roasted vegetables.

[...]

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Sesame Noodle Salad Recipe

Ingredients for the Dressing

4 tbsp Sesame oil
4 tbsp Olive oil
4 tbsp Soya sauce
8 tbsp Sweet chili sauce
400g Peanut butter
8 tbsp Lemon juice

Ingredients for the Salad

Pack of pasta
250g Mange tout
300g Bean sprouts
4 Spring onions Finely chopped
40g Black sesame seed
30g White sesame seed
8 tbsp Fresh coriander Finely chopped
2 Red peppers Cut into thin strips

Method

• Cook the pasta with a tablespoon of olive oil.
• For [...]

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Skin-Boosting Salad

With omega-3’s in the seeds and nuts, Vitamin C in the spinach and vitamin A in the ricotta, this tasty salad is a skin saver!

Ingredients

100g baby spinach
5 rosa tomatoes, halved
50g Fresh Earth walnuts, toasted
50g Fresh Earth mixed seeds
100g ricotta, crumbled
Juice of 1 lemon
200ml olive oil
Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Method

Put the spinach in a serving dish and top with the tomatoes, walnuts, seeds and ricotta. Drizzle with the [...]

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Slow roasted Beetroot, Spinach and Blue Cheese Salad Recipe

Ingredients

Beetroot
Olive oil
Fresh rosemary
Balsamic vinegar
Shredded spinach
Gorgonzola cheese
Flaked almonds

Ingredients for Dressing

Spring onions (chopped)
Black pepper
¼ cup olive oil
Sea salt
½ tsp Dijon mustard
3 tbsp Lemon juice
Fructose or brown sugar

Method

• Peel and chop the beetroot into even cubes
• In a large baking tray mix olive oil, sea salt, black pepper, beetroots, balsamic vinegar and fresh rosemary.
• Cover the [...]

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Smooth-No-D (Smoothie No Dairy) Recipe

Ingredients

• 2 big ripe bananas*
• 3T-spoons cashew nut
• ½ cup fruit juice
• 1 pine apple
• 1 ripe mango
• 2T-spoon grated ginger (optional)
• 1T-spoon lime juice/lemon juice

*Best to use frozen bananas. Take a ripe bunch –peel and wrap individually in cling wrap and freeze

Method

• Add cashew to blender
• Add fruit juice and first process nuts
• Peel and cube mango and add to processor
• Cube pine apple and add to processor
• Peel and grate ginger and [...]

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Spicy Banana, Sweet Potato and Butternut Soup

Slightly green bananas are best for this creamy, mildly spice soup.

Ingredients

1 butternut, halved, deseeded and cut into chunks
1 sweet potato, cut into chunks
2 red onions, quartered
1 thumb-sized piece of ginger, chopped
1 lemon, halved
1 dried red chili
3 slightly under ripe bananas
15 curry leaves, plus extra to serve
1 table spoon black mustard seeds
1.5 litres of veggie stock
A small bunch of coriander leaves, stalks sliced.
Toasted coconut shavings to serve.
Olive [...]

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Spicy Tofu Salad Recipe

Serves 2

Ingredients

80g Mixed baby lettuce
12g Celery, chopped
60g Avocado cut into chunks
25g Mixed sprouts (Sunflower and Mustard Seed Sprouts)
60g Carrots cut julienne
140g Tofu sauté (see recipe)
5g Sunflower seeds, lightly roasted with soya sauce.
45ml Herb dressing (see herb dressing recipe)
8g Spring onions, sliced

Method

Add mixed baby lettuce to a large mixing bowl
Dress the salad with the herb dressing
Add the dressed lettuce to a large [...]

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Spinach Salad with Red Grapes and Goats Cheese Recipe

Serves 4

Ingredients

2 table spoons Verjuice
Pinch Himalayan rock salt
Pinch ground black pepper
1 tsp. coconut sugar
2 tbsp. organic olive oil
260g washed spinach organic
½ red onion thinly sliced
150g large red grapes
150g goats feta
2 shallots thinly sliced
½ cup toasted sliced almonds

Method

In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the vinegar, salt and black pepper. Gradually whisk in the oil until it thickens. Add the spinach, grapes, shallots, almond [...]

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Sprout and Micro Greens Salad

Ingredients

350g mixed sprouts and shoots (alfalfa, mung beans, sunflower, lentils and mung)
30g Micro greens
150g fresh peas
1 red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped
Hand full of fresh mint leaves
4 handfuls of rocket

Dressing

50g capers
2 cloves garlic, peeled
4 tbsp. balsamic vinegar
4 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil

Method

Add all the sprouts, leafy greens and peas into a salad bowl.
For the dressing:
Finely grate the garlic into th [...]

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Steamed Vegetables and Tofu Patty Recipe

Steamed Vegetables are often associated with being boring and tasteless. This recipe uses vegetables that are edible raw or cooked. We have added a tasty dressing and a burger patty for more flavour. Be careful not to over cook your vegetables, soggy steamed vegetables are terrible.

Ingredients

Handful of broccoli florets
2 Carrots cut into julienne
5 Sugar snap peas cut into julienne
3 Baby marrows cut into julienne
Handful of cauliflower florets
Bunch of sunflower sp [...]

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Strawberry Spinach Salad Recipe

This salad is not only colorful and tasty, but also full of essential vitamins, iron, anti-oxidants, protein and good lipids, essential for maintaining a good nutritional constitution and alkalinity.

Ingredients

1 Bunch Organic spinach leaves
10 Strawberries Sliced in half
3 tbsp Raw almonds Crushed up
½ Red onion Chopped into thin rings
½ Cup Fresh orange juice
2 tbsp Fresh lemon juice
1 tsp Himalayan rock salt
1 tsp Ground black pepper
1 cup Olive oil
¼ Cup Alfal [...]

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Summer Bean Salad with Goats' Cheese Dressing

Serves 4

Ingredients

1 pound green beans, trimmed 
2 ounces
30g crumbled fresh goat cheese 
Zest of 1 lemon 
1 tablespoon lemon juice 
2 tablespoons apple juice 
1 garlic clove, minced 
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper 
1/3 cup chopped fresh dill, divided 
3/4 cup fresh corn (from 1 ear corn) 
4 Baby tomatoes cut in half

Method

Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add green beans and cook just until they turn bright green and are barely tender, about 2 [...]

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Summer Berry Smoothie Recipe

Ingredients

160ml Apple juice
100g Mixed berries Frozen available from Woolies and Pick ‘n Pay
60g Fresh Banana .60g
5g Ground raw cashews
1 tbsp Organic plain yoghurt
1 tbsp Raw honey

Method

• Make your apple juice it tastes much better, but woolies has a great organic apple juice for convenience.
• Add all the ingredients to your blender except the honey and blend until smooth.
• Add the honey last if you want a sweeter taste

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Summer Salad with Feta and Pickled Cherries

Ingredients

For the pickled cherries:
50ml red wine vinegar
1 tbsp sea salt
150ml water
100g caster sugar
200g cherries, halved and stones removed

1 medium courgette, stalk removed
1/2 firm spanspek, skin and seeds removed
2 tbsp olive oil
Pinch of sea salt
Small handful of mint leaves
100g feta

Method

Place the red wine vinegar, salt, water and sugar in a small saucepan and bring to the boil. Boil for 2 minutes, stirring to make sure all the salt and sug [...]

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Superfoods Smoothie Recipe

Ingredients

• 200ml Freshly Made Organic Apple Juice
• 1 Handful Of Mixed and Frozen Organic Berries
• ½ Organic, Frozen Banana
• ½ tsp Ground Raw Organic Cashews
• 1 ½ tbsp Soya Milk Powder
• 1 tbsp Hemp Protein Powder
• 1 tsp Sprouted Flax Seed
• 1 tbsp Macca Powder
• 1 tsp Raw Honey (optional)

Method

Mix all ingredients together in the blender until you have a smooth texture.
Add the honey last.
Pour and enjoy!
(If you do not have frozen berries and ban [...]

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Thai Stir Fry Recipe

Makes for two

Ingredients

30ml Roasted sesame oil
40g Smoked tofu, diced
200g Mixed stir fry vegetables (julienne carrots, cabbage, spinach, baby marrow, broccoli)
Handful of sunflower sprouts
5ml Soya sauce
Pinch Chili powder
2 Pinch Turmeric powder
3 Pinch Corriander powder
1 Pinch Sea salt
15ml Tamarind sauce
30ml Vegetable stock liquid
125ml Coconut milk
5ml Fresh ginger
2g Chopped garlic
Fresh corriander
Raw cashew nuts

Method

Heat the sesame oil
Ad [...]

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Tofu chilli Hot Pot Recipe

Serves 6

Ingredients

1 x 400g Earth smoked tofu, drained
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 large green pepper, cored, seeded and chopped
1 large onion, chopped
1 small jalapeño, stemmed, seeded and finely chopped.
2 cups fresh corn
2 cups vegetable broth
2 cans kidney beans, rinsed and drained
400g diced tomatoes, with their liquid
400g can tomato sauce
1 tablespoons chilli powder
2 teaspoons ground cumin
Tamari to taste

Method

1. Dry the [...]

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Traditional North Indian Chickpea Curry Recipe

Ingredients

1 cup chopped onions
2 cups chopped tomatoes
1 can chick peas
1 tsp chopped ginger
½ tsp red chili powder ½ tsp coriander powder
½ tsp cumin powder
½ tsp garam masala
½ tsp dried mango powder (amchoor)
¼ tsp turmeric powder
1 tbsp lemon juice
2 tbsp chopped coriander leaves
1 tsp cumin seeds

Method

Add cumin seeds to hot oil and allow to crackle. Add onion and fry till lightly browned.

Add ginger, red chili powder, coriander powder, [...]

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Vegetable Noodle Stir-fry Recipe

Makes: Two Portions

Ingredients

170g Vegetable stir-fry mix
58g Brown rice vermicelli
10g Chopped garlic
5ml Sesame oil
5ml Olive oil
45ml Indonesian soya sauce
5ml Worcester sauce
15ml Black bean sauce
15ml Sweet chili sauce
5ml Ginger juice
1/4 cup Water
White sesame seeds

Method

Cook the noodles until done 4 -5 minutes and set aside
Add the olive oil, sesame oil and the garlic to the wok and sauté for about a minute.
Now add the vegetable mix and sauté [...]

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Warm Sweet Potato, Rocket and Parmesan Cheese Salad

Serves 2

Ingredients

1 Medium orange fleshed sweet potato peeled and diced.
1 Small red onion peeled and sliced into wedges.
2 tsp Organic extra virgin olive oil
½ tsp. panch phoran seeds
(begali 5 seed mix containing: mustard, cumin, fenugreek, kulunjee & aniseeds)
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
40g watercress leaves
15g Organic whole almonds, lightly roasted
50g Soft Goat’s chevin
40g Rocket

Dressing

1 ¾ tsp Lemon juice
4 tsp Olive oil
½ tsp G [...]

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Watercress and Orange Smoothie

Ingredients

85g bag watercress
100ml carrot juice
dash of Tabasco sauce (optional)
150ml fresh orange juice
100ml tomato juice
Carrot sticks and watercress sprigs, to garnish (optional)

Method

Process the watercress in a liquidizer or juice extractor.
Place in a jug, stir in the orange, carrot and tomato juices, add a dash of Tabasco sauce.
Pour into a tall glass and garnish with carrot sticks and watercress, if desired

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Baked Potato Recipe

Ingredients

1 Medium Baking potato
1 tsp Olive oil
½ tsp sea salt
2 tsp Organic butter
1 pinch ground black pepper
¼ cup grated organic mature cheddar cheese

Method

1. Pre-heat the oven to 160 degrees C.
2. Scrub the potato, and pierce the skin several times with a fork.
3. Rub the skin with olive oil and then sea salt.
4. Place the potato into the preheated oven, and bake for 90 minutes, or until slightly soft and golden brown.
5. Slice the potat [...]

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Basic Brown Rice

Serves 4

Brown rice is a nutritious whole grain that delivers fiber, protein and selenium. It is not another type of rice; it's the same as white rice without all the good stuff removed in processing. Whole grains in general are packed with nutrients and fiber, which aids in healthy digestion and weight management. These are the "good carbs" that help balance your diet and can fill you up.

Ingredients

1 cup brown rice
2 cups water

Method

Put rice and w [...]

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Basic Millet With Parsely

Serves 4 to 6

This also makes a terrific recipe for other small grains like quinoa or amaranth. Just be sure to adjust the cooking time so grains are tender but not mushy. Use this tasty pilaf as a bed for seared salmon or scallops.

Ingredients

1 cup millet
6 cups water
2 tablespoons vegetable or low-sodium vegetable broth
1 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped parsley

Method

Place millet and water in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to m [...]

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Chestnut and Mushroom Pilaf Recipe

This recipe comes from ‘The Patrick Holford Low-GL Diet’ book. It is easy to make and very tasty. You can swop-out the chestnuts with another type of nut if you cant find chestnuts.

Ingredients

170g Peeled cooked chestnuts
1tbsp Olive oil
60g Brown basmati rice
1 Small onion chopped
2 Cloves garli
150ml Vegetable stock
110g Shiitake mushrooms sliced
2.5cm Root of ginger
2 tsp Tamari or soya sauce
60g Frozen peas

Method

Gently heat the oil in a he [...]

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Cranberry Quinoa Salad Recipe

Ingredients

1 cup Nature’s Choice Organic Quinoa
1 cup Nature’s Choice dried cranberries
1 cup chopped baby green beans
1¼ cup walnuts, chopped
1¼ cup onions, sliced
¼ cup balsamic vinegar
1½ tablespoons olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
½ teaspoon sea salt
¼ teaspoon black pepper

Method

Combine quinoa with 2 cups water in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to a simmer, cover, and continue cooking until all water is [...]

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Fig And Blue Cheese Quiche

Ingredients

200g stone ground or organic white flour
100g stone ground or organic brown flour
175g cold butter diced into chunks
100g walnuts roughly chopped
3 organic eggs and 2 organic egg yolks
400g sliced organic onion
Tbsp. Fresh thyme
200ml crème fraiche
200ml organic double cream
140g vegetarian blue cheese
600g figs halved

Method

It’s best to make the pastry first. Add the flours to a food processor with a pinch of salt and 150g of the di [...]

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Sweet Potato Disks Recipe

Makes: 2 servings

Ingredients

2 Large sweet potatoes, washed and cut into disks
30ml Olive oil
Herb salt
Black pepper

Method

1. Pre heat the oven to 180 degrees.
2. Coat a baking tray with olive oil so the sweet potatoes do not stick and set aside.
3. In a mixing bowl add the potatoes and olive oil and toss to coat the sweet potatoes with olive oil.
4. Add some herb salt and ground black pepper.
5. Place the sweet potatoes on to the baking tray.
6. [...]

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Tahini Dressing Recipe

Quick and easy to make and full of flavour and nutrients

Ingredients

200g Tahini
14g Crushed garlic
25g Freshly chopped parsley
60ml Freshly squeezed lemon juice
240ml Water
Pinch of sea salt
Grind of black pepper

Method

Add all the ingredients to a mixing bowl and beat with a whisk. You may need to add a little more water if the dressing is too thick.
Add a little sea salt and black pepper to taste.
You can add a little Greek yoghurt for extra fl [...]

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Thai Sweet Potato and Buckwheat Soba Noodles

Ingredients

125ml Olive oil
80ml Fresh lemon Juice
45g Chopped garlic
10g Fresh Chilies
40g Chopped fresh basil
30ml Grated lemon Zest
250g Sweet potato and Buckwheat soba noodles

Method

• Cook the noodles for 3 – 4 minutes with a dash of olive oil. Be careful not to over cook the noodles. Drain and set aside
• Heat the olive oil in a pan and fry the garlic for two minutes.
• Then add the chilies and fry for a further minute
• Add the basil and lemon zest [...]

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Australian Short Grain Rice with Mung Bean Pilaf

Serves 6

Ingredients

1/2 cup Organic sun-dried tomatoes
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 medium Organic white onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup dried mung beans
1 cup Australian short grain brown rice
2 cups vegetable stock
1/4 teaspoon Kalahari rock salt
1/2 cup toasted walnuts

Method

Place tomatoes in a small bowl and cover with boiling water. Let sit 10 minutes to soften and then drain and chop. Set aside.

Meanwhile, in a medium [...]

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Avocado and Sumac Salad Recipe

Ingredients

60g Cucumber
165g Tomato
75g Avocado
6g Oregano
40g Lettuce
Sumac dressing
3g Sumac

Method

Peel the cucumber, slice it in half lengthways and scoop out the seeds with a teaspoon.
Slice the cucumber thickly on the diagonal, then put it in a large bowl with the tomato, avocado and oregano
Put lettuce in large mixing bowl, and add the sumac dressing and toss well with rest of the ingredients.
Transfer to a salad bowl and sprinkle lightly with a li [...]

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Avocado and Sundried-Tomato Salad Recipe

Avocado and Sun-dried Tomato Salad

1 Tub Mixed baby lettuce Leaves
40g Sun dried tomatoes
1 large avocado
130g Goats milk feta cheese
20 Calamata olives
2 tbsp fresh thyme

For the dressing:

2 tbsp red wine vinegar
6 tbsp olive oil
Salt & pepper
Raw brown sugar 1/2 tbsp

Method

1. Wash and finely chop the lettuce. Slice the sun dried tomatoes into stripes. Chop and peel the avocado. Mix together in a large serving bowl.

2. Crumble the feta cheese and add to the salad along with th [...]

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Barley mint salad Recipe

Ingredients

500g Barley Pearled
2 Diced onions
4 Diced red peppers
½ cup Chopped Parsley
1 cup Copped fresh basil
¼ Cup fresh mint
Herb dressing
Black pepper
Sea salt
Lemon juice
Shredded mixed lettuce

Method

• Cook the barley for about 40-50minutes. Be careful not to overcook it.
• In a mixing bowl combine all the ingredients including the cooled barley.
• Turn in the shredded lettuce
• Turn in the lemon juice, black pepper, salt and dressin [...]

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Basic Quinoa

Serves 4 (makes about 4 cups)

Quinoa is a complete protein containing all eight essential amino acids. It's light and fluffy in texture but has that whole grain ability to fill people up--and if you've got company coming, this recipe easily doubles to serve eight people.

Ingredients

1 cup quinoa
2 cups water
1/2 teaspoon salt

Method

Rinse quinoa in a fine sieve until water runs clear, drain and transfer to a medium pot. Add water and salt and bring to [...]

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Basic Wild Rice

Ingredients

• 3 cups water
• 1/4 to 1/2 tsp salt (or to taste)
• 1 cup thoroughly washed wild rice

Bring water to rolling boil. Add salt and wild rice. Bring to a boil again, reduce heat, cover and simmer over low heat for 50 to 60 minutes. The kernels will open up and become tender. If any excess water remains, drain it and return to heat for just a moment to dry the grains; season as desired. If you like a chewy texture, cook it a little less time.
You can also bake wild [...]

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Beetroot and Maple Syrup Salad Recipe

Ingredients

1 kg Red beetroots
80g Sunflower seeds
90ml Maple syrup
4 tbsp Balsamic vinegar
4 tbsp Olive oil
2 Garlic cloves (crushed)
80g Baby spinach leaves
40g Sunflower sprouts
Sea salt
Black pepper

Method

Pre heat the oven to 200°c.
Wash the beetroot and peel them using sharp peeler.
Place the beetroot in a baking dish and sprinkle with the balsamic vinegar and sea salt.
Cover the baking dish with foil.
Bake for about 90 minutes or until t [...]

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Beetroot and Rocket Salad Recipe

Ingredients

100g Rocket
6 small Beetroot, cooked whole then cut into quarters
90g Goats Chevon cut into thick slices
2 small Naartjies, wedges cut in half

Method

Cook the beetroot for thirty minutes or until cooked.
Chop into chunks and allow to cool.
Assemble the salad with the rocket as the base then the beetroot
Add the chopped Naartjie wedges and Goats Chevon slices.

Dressing:

Olive oil and balsamic vinegar to taste

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Broccoli, Smoked Tofu and Avocado Salad

Ingredients

1 large head of broccoli
400g Smoked tofu
2 Avocado
50g Spring onions
247g Cherry tomatoes
30g Flakes almonds

Method

Chop the broccoli into florets and steam for about five minutes.
Chop the spring onions into julienne
Drain the broccoli properly
Slice the avocado and squeeze a little lemon over the slices to stop them going brown
Dice the tofu block into large squares then sauté in olive oil until there is texture and colour. Set aside to cool [...]

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Brown and Wild Rice Miso Ginger Salad Recipe

Serves 4

Ingredients

250g short grain brown rice
100g Wild rice
4 tablespoons rice vinegar
4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
3 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds
1 tablespoon finely chopped ginger
1 tablespoon barley miso
1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1 cup shredded red cabbage
1 medium carrot, shredded (about 1/3 cup)
1/4 cup thinly sliced green onions, 1 tablespoon reserved for garnish

Method

Cook the two rice’s separately and set aside.
In a lar [...]

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Brown Rice and Quinoa with Orange Zest and Pistachios Salad

Serves 4

Ingredients

60g Shelled Pistachio Nuts
200g Quinoa
200g Short Grain Brown rice
30g Canadian Wild Rice
1 Medium Onion, sliced
150ml Olive Oil
Grated Zest and Juice of 1 Orange 2 tsp Lemon Juice, freshly squeezed
1 Large Garlic Clove, crushed
4 Spring Onions, thinly sliced
100g Dried Apricots, roughly chopped
40g Rocket
Salt and Black pepper

Method

Pre-heat the oven to 170°C

Spread the pistachios out on a baking tray and toast for 8 minutes or unt [...]

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Brown Rice Barley Salad Recipe

Serves: 4

Ingredients

200g Short grain Brown rice
180g Pearl barley
1 red onion, diced
2 Granny smith apples cubed
1 Stick celery thinly sliced
Handful flat leaf parsley chopped
Large hand full of washed rocket and roughly chopped
100g goats cheese feta

Method

1. Cook the rice and the barley in a two to one ratio or follow the instructions on the packet.
2. Combine the rice, barley, onion, cubed apple, celery and parsley in a big salad bowl.
3. T [...]

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Brown Rice, Quinoa and Mixed Nuts Recipe

Ingredients

Brown rice
Quinoa
Ground mixed nuts Almonds, flax, sunflower and cashews (all raw)
Braggs

Method

• Cook the brown rice on a two to one ratio for about 20 minutes.
• At around ten minutes add the quinoa.
• When ready rinse.
• Turn in the nut mix.
• Add a squirt of Braggs.

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Butternut, Sage and Ricotta Fettuccini Recipe

Makes: 4 portions

Ingredients

800g Diced organic butternut
40ml Butter melted
80ml Olive oil
100ml Honey
Salt
Black pepper
4 Finely chopped garlic cloves
100ml Fresh sage leaves
250ml Crème fraiche
500g Fettuccini
100g Ricotta cheese

Method

· Steam the diced butternut for about fifteen minutes.
· Melt the butter and olive oil in a heavy based frying pan.
· Add 100ml honey and fry the butternut for five minutes.
· Add salt and black pepper to [...]

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Flax Seed Dijon Dressing

Ingredients

90ml Flaxseed Oil
90ml extra virgin olive oil
60 ml Apple Cider Vinegar
1 teaspoon Dijon Mustard
2-4 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
1 teaspoon Tamari
6 drops Tabasco
1 dessertspoon fresh basil, chopped
¼ Parmesan cheese, grated
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon tomato paste

Method

Add all of the ingredients except oils in blender or a large jar. Blend for 10 seconds or shake up for 5 minutes. Store leftover dressing in the fridge for up to on [...]

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Fruity Tutti Quinoa Recipe

Ingredients

• 1cup quinoa
• 2 cups water
• 3T-Spoon rice/soya milk powder
• ½ t-spoon salt
• 5 fresh dates
• ½ cup raisins
• Fresh fruit*

Method

• Rinse millet well and add to pot
• Add chopped date and raisins
• Add rice/soya milk powder, salt and water to pot and bring to a rapid boil, once boiling reduce to a low heat and allow to simmer
• Cook until all the water has been evaporated.
• Serve hot or cold with chopped up *fresh fruit of your choice (deli [...]

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Greens with Carrot, Feta and Short Grain Brown Rice

Ingredients

2 carrots, shredded
2 bunches dark leafy greens (kale, collard greens or Swiss chard), tough stems removed, leaves very thinly sliced
1/2 red onion, finely chopped
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/4 pound feta cheese, crumbled
1 portion short grain brown rice, prepared according to package directions

Directions

Put carrots, greens, onions, 1/4 cup water, salt and pepper into a large, deep skillet and toss well. Cover and [...]

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Herb Salad Dressing Recipe

Ingredients

400ml Olive oil
100ml Lemon juice Freshly squeezed
110g Chopped onion
7.5g Garlic
7ml Dried basil
7ml Dried Oregano
7ml Dried parsley
55g Fructose
7g Brown sugar
½ tsp Sea salt
½ tsp Black pepper

Method

• Mix all ingredients together in the blender.

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Mediterranean Pizza Recipe

Makes: 1 x 23cm Pizza

Ingredients

1 Pizza base (wheat or gluten free)
40g Shredded spinach
40g Sun-dried tomatoes chopped into small pieces
25g Calamata olives with the pips removed
120g Good quality mozzarella cheese
Dried oregano
Pizza sauce
Pesto sauce

Method

· Dust a large baking tray with flour
· Add the base to the baking tray
· Spread the base with tomato
· Mix the pesto and the mozzarella cheese together in a bowl
· Add the pesto mozzar [...]

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Millet and Steamed Vegetables Recipe

Ingredients

• 1cup millet
• 2.5 cup water
• 1t-spoon salt
• 1T-spoon olive oil
• ¼ t-spoon turmeric
• ½ red onion
• 1t-spoon toasted aniseed
• 1t-spoon black mustard seed
• Broccoli
• Green peas
• Oyster mushrooms
• Beetroot
• ½ t-spoon salt
• Tahini
• Lemon or limes

Method

• Toast aniseed and crush with pestle and mortar- set aside
• Cut red onion finely
• Add oil to pot bring to heat - add onion, black mustard seed and aniseed – when onion is carameli [...]

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Millet Risotto with Black Mushrooms Recipe

Ingredients

1 ½ cup Millet Washed
500ml Vegetable stock Home-made
1 Medium onion Chopped fine
1 tsp Crushed garlic
2 tbsp Ghee / olive oil
4 tbl/spn Mock Parmesan Can use real Parmesan too
Salt To taste
1-2 Spring onions Chopped
Black mushrooms


Method

• Warm your vegetable stock in a pan on the stove.
• In a separate pot heat up the ghee or olive oil.
• Sauté the onions and the garlic together for +/- 2 minutes.
• Then add the washed millet and saut [...]

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Mind Mender Omega Dressing

Ingredients

1/4 cup (60 ml) Apple Cider Vinegar
1 tsp (5 ml) Dijon mustard
2 tsp (5 ml) Tamari sauce or soya sauce
3-5 cloves Garlic
6 drops Tabasco sauce
1 Tbsp (15 ml) Dry basil
1/2 tsp (2 ml) Dry tarragon
1/2 tsp (2 ml) Dry oregano
1 tsp (5 ml) Maple syrup or organic brown sugar
1/4 cup (60 ml) Flax seed oil
1/2 cup (120 ml) Extra Virgin Olive Oil
¼ tsp Sea salt
Pepper to taste

Directions

Add all of the ingredients except oils in blender or a large jar [...]

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Mushroom Soba Noodles Recipe

Ingredients

1 packet or 250g Soba Noodles
450g Tofu
1/3 cup Shitake
3 Large Eggs
1 cup Almonds
2 Tbls Tamari
1 clove Garlic
2 tsp Basil
2 tsp Thyme
½ tsp Black pepper
1tsp Sea salt
1 cup Water
2 Tbls Kuzu or arrowroot
1 bunch Spinach or Silver Beet

Method

Soak the shitake mushrooms for 15 minutes or more until soft, then remove the stalk, and slice them.
Cut one onion and stir fry it.
Wash and cut the silver beet, add it to the browned onion.
Add ½ tea [...]

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Pear Hazelnut Salad with Italian Gorgonzola Cheese

Serves 6

Sweet summer pears, with raw hazel nuts (no need to roast them as they taste delicious raw) and gorgonzola cheese combine into a flavour sensation. You can replace the gorgonzola cheese with croutons if you want to stay away from dairy. This salad is easy to prepare, pears are in season and is perfect for an end of summer Sunday lunch. You can pre-prepare the ingredients and simply toss them together just before you ready to eat.

Ingredients

1/2 cup hazelnuts
6 b [...]

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